Archive for Simone de Beauvoir

le manifeste des 343 [50 years ago]

Posted in Kids with tags , , , , , , , on April 5, 2021 by xi'an

Merci, Madame Gréco, rose noire des préaux. De l’école des enfants pas sages.

Posted in Statistics with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2020 by xi'an

Simone for ever

Posted in Kids with tags , , , , , , , , on March 8, 2016 by xi'an

Today is March 08, International Women’s Day, which also coincides with the 60th anniversary of the creation of the French equivalent of Planned Parenthood, le Planning Familial. The poster for the celebration of this anniversary is above [with Liberté half-cut from the picture], with three Simone who contributed to women’s rights: Simone de Beauvoir as feminist philosopher, Simone Veil as the lawmaker who succeeded in making abortion legal in France, and Simone Iff, as founder of Planning Familial… Given the current threats on the funding of Planning Familial, I want to stress their essential role in sexual education and information, and in providing free support and assistance towards pregnancy terminations. (Obviously, things are worse in the US where all Republican candidates call for defunding Planned Parenthood…)