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I'm Ségolène, I'm 21 and I come from France. I'm studying political sciences and I'm very interested in the international perspective, most of all in the cultural/social/political differences between countries.
Otherwise I like Musik, Arts, cinema, and I'm always happy to discover new things :)

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 „Kevin ist kein Name sondern eine Diagnose“ - this was the controversial heading of a newspaper article in the German newspaper “Der Spiegel” in 2009 (Trenkamp 2009). Translating it, it means “Kevin is not a name but a diagnosis”. It touches the topic of inequality in school – an organization that should actually empower students instead of discriminating some of them. This heading was inspired by studies that have been done in Germany, which state that students with the name Kevin usually get worse marks in school than other pupils.

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In this article, the journalist summarizes David Thomson's book, entitled "The French jihadists." It shows the importance of women in the new jihad mostly leaded by ISIS in Syria and Irak and the importance of social networks in their indoctrination. According to David Thomson, journalist and author of The French Jihadists, it would be on a range of 100-150 women and children, along with French fighters installed Syria.  Who are they? 

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On the occasion of Women's Day in March 2014, the market research institute Harris Interactive conducted a study on women's relationship to the environment in France. 
  The Institute surveyed a sample of 1000 individuals representing the French population in order to determine if they adopt a different attitude from men on this issue.

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The Economic and Social Council published in February 2014, a study showing that according the public opinion and employers, women’s work is always less legitimate than men’s.
Indeed, 50 years after women have gaining the right to pursue an activity, women’s work is still less visible, less recognized and less valuated than men’s. Women's work has not yet acquired full legitimacy in France as a study of the Economic Social and Environmental Council (CESE), published in February 2014 says so. 

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" What kind of women do I wish?, wonders a young thirty years old Chinese man. It does not matter! It is so difficult to find a woman today. I want one, that's it! " For several years already, a new phenomenon appeared in China: a women's deficit.  Indeed, there are today 34 millions more men than women in China, and only women's deficit causes in its turn a birth’s deficit. 

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For centuries in China the situation of women was just like it is now in other parts of the world: extremely unfair and unequal. However, in 1949 the change to the Popular Republic of China, this turned out for better. However, centuries of unequality for women would not change from night to day, and it did not in China either.

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The situation I want to talk about now is that of those countries who are declared as failed or collapsed and the situation of those groups more affected by that.  

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A young director named Sophie Peters made a documentary filmed in Belgium called «Woman of the street », in which she walks Sophie Peters walks in a very popular area of Brussels a French-speaking environment, and wipes very derogatory remarks because she is wearing a dress and boots.

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The morning after pill is an emergency contraception which is safe and effective. It is the « Plan B » to prevent pregnancy after unprotected intercourse. But how does it work ?

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Sofie Peeters's documentary *, which deals with street harassment in Brussels, came in 2012 as a bombshell in the public debate and gave birth to numerous reactions on the Web. Since then, other videos followed from New York or Paris, showing exactly the same phenomenon. **

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In his film " The Circle ", Jafar Panahi deals with discriminations suffered by women in Iran. From the first scene, we understand that being born as a woman is not easy in the Iranian society. The different followed women during the film have to face up several discriminations: ban to smoke, obligation to have a veil, ban to travel alone or without the permission of the father or of the husband, ban to abort without the same permission, etc. These women seem to be really locked into a vicious circle (“The Circle”), without exits.

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Hi ! My name is Ségolène, I’m 21, I come from France and i'm really excited to be in Potsdam for my Erasmus year ! I'm studying political sciences and I'm very interested in the international perspective, most of all in the cultural/social/political differences between countries. Otherwise I like Musik, Arts, cinema, and I'm always happy to discover new things :) See you soon !

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