" 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.
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. **
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.
The article “France: pas de niqab à l’Opéra Bastille’’ was published on October 22, 2014 by LaPresse and written by Emilie Cote. This article demonstrates the injustice that women wearing the niqab live with in France. In fact, a law adopted in 2010 obligates women that are wearing a niqab or any other clothes that could hide their face to not show up in public space. This is why, October 3rd, a Muslim women assisting to the Opera La Traviata de Verdi was expelled during the intermission. Some of the singers were not comfortable with the presence of a woman wearing a niqab.