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Removal of Mental Illness Diagnosis for Transsexuals in France Called “Symbolic Victory”

Last month, France became the first country in the world to remove transsexualism from its official list of mental disorders, reports Time magazine, in what is being considered a major, though some say largely symbolic, victory.

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From Bikinis to Burqas, the Feminist Politics of Clothing

How can so many American feminists have come out against a burqa ban in France? The answer is that singling out the burqa as the only article of clothing patriarchal enough to merit legal regulation is racist.

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Roundup: Revirginization in Europe, Family Planning, HIV/AIDS

Muslim women in Europe increasingly seeking hymen reconstruction, Family planning a human right, HIV/AIDS pandemic a pervasive social problem.

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