Muslims, France and the Sexualization of National Culture
“Sexagon”, by Mehammed Amadeus Mack
Joan W. Scott, 2 February
Refusing to choose between the “liberation” that France wants to impose on them and the “repression” that would be inherent in their religion, many Muslims invent new sexual and gender practices.
Early in January (9 January 2018), Le Monde ran a series of articles responding to the Weinstein affair (...)
Fertility and Marriage in the Middle East: Paradoxical Trends
Françoise de Bel-Air, June 2017
The demographic transition in most Arab countries seemed irreversible. The levels of childbearing were steadily declining. And yet suddenly they have begun to rise, a rare occurrence in any society. The reasons are many, complex and overturn common beliefs.
Arab demography has given rise to (...)