“The insistence that ‘laïcité’ is a fundamental principle is a
cover for a continued assault on the rights of Muslim citizens in
French society,” Joan W. Scott,
Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, said in a
telephone interview with...
In the West, when non-white men are implicated in cases of
sexual harassment and violence, the debate inevitably is much less
about the nature of gender-based violence and its systemic presence
in our societies, and much more about the "evidence"...
“There is a longstanding commitment to the notion that the
French do gender relations differently — especially from prudish
Americans — and that has to do with the French understanding of
seduction,” said Joan Scott,
Professor Emerita in the School...