Liberté, If Not Yet Égalité

In an op-ed for Le Nouvel Observateur and the London Review of Books blog, Joan Scott, Professor Emerita in the School of Social Science, explains how the recent and widely-celebrated French constitutional amendment securing women's access to abortion falls short of full equality. The state still retains the right to legislate the limits to that freedom and women have not won the right feminists have long demanded to full control over the reproductive capacities of their bodies.

Read the full article in French at Le Nouvel Observateur and in English at the London Review of Books blog.