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Hello, I'm a french student from Bordeaux, France. I'm in second year in Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences) and I'm currently in mobility for one year at the Universität Potsdam. I already have a few notions of sociology but I don't know much about sociology of gender. I look forward to learn about it and to discover the culture and the viewpoint of other students - both from Potsdam and the other side of the Atlantic - about those issues.

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If one trust what our European neighbors think and the stereotypes conveyed by media, we, the French, are the most inclined to take to the streets to show our dissatisfaction in Europe. Contrary to our homologs from the other side of the Rhine who prefer peaceful negotiations to confrontation, which is chose only as a last resort, we are attached to the strike culture and handling the art of contestation to press our claims (in 1936 with the Front Populaire, during May 1968, and over the past years against the CPE (first employment contract), the pension reform or the eco-tax).

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Being a top-model is a job that a lot of people can only dream of. It is associated with magazines covers, luxurious clothes, mind-boggling catwalk shows, golden life and perfect bodies. These men and women, often very young, represent companies, brands, events, etc. However, behind the facades, the daily life of the huge majority of them is far from being an waking dream, and can on the contrary turn into a nightmare, between awful conditions of life and work and precariousness for some.

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Domestic violence against men has been starting to be discussed on a broad level in the last years. The research on the subject is still meagre but conscience is slowly rising. Men as victims are starting to get noticed and women are said to adapt their violence behaviour to men because societal roles are changing. What portion does domestic violence against men take up and in what forms does it appear? Is the violence that men experience by their partners really the same as women’s? And what can be done about it? I will try to paint a full picture.

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In France, women represent 52% of the voters and 53% of the people enrolled in the electoral register. However, their ability to reach high job positions in the sphere of politics has not always been the norm, and even today, politicians are mostly men. 

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Why we do we have to address men, too, when trying to achieve gender equality? In this article I want to speak about the importance of involving men into the struggle for gender equality. The inspiration for writing about this topic, came from a lecture by Leo Wamwanduka, Executive Director of the NGO  "Envision Zimbabwe Womens Trust“, in which he explained his work with men on this issue.

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Following the attacks that occurred on the 7th of January in Paris, the National Education was questioned. How can young people get to kill? Is the heart of the problem not education?

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Each second, 9 abortions are practised all over the world, that is to say 43,8 millions every year. In 2008, 42% of those operations were practised in EU, and Spain is the country which registers the 5th highest number of VIP (voluntary interruption of pregnancy) behind France, UK, Romania and Germany.

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 Because I am French, I needed to tackle this issue. Because I am an Erasmus student and that I am here to discover a new cultur, to meet new people, to be more open-minded. Open-minded. It is something that everybody has to learn as we stand so far from it… Because I am writing on this blog, on which we individuals are free to write about whatever we want to. Freedom of speech.  

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Yemen is one of the poorest countries in the middle east, and is ranked last by the 2014 Global Gender Gap Report (which mixes political and economic empowerment, health and education) making it « the worst place for women on earth ». Admittedly, one as observed progress since a few years. The Arab Spring has had incontestable consequences on the women’s ability to speak up. Indeed, they had a very strong role in the revolution - which started in early 2011, by taking over the streets, and burning their niqab to protest against inequalities in a context of democratic transition.

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“You can’t do anything without a man”. This quote from the Jafar Panahi’s film pronounced by an Iranian woman, summarizes the status of women in Iran. According to the Global Gender Gap Report, Iran has been ranked 137 out of 142 in 2014, that is to say that it is one of the most unequal states in what concerns the gender issue.

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Hello, I'm a french student from Bordeaux, France. I'm in second year in Sciences Po Bordeaux (political sciences) and I'm currently in mobility for one year at the Universität Potsdam. I already have a few notions of sociology but I don't know much about sociology of gender.

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