To the untrained eye, the Krainer sausage looks like any other pork product. Yet just a few years ago this simple sausage sparked an international food fight that threatened to engulf Central Europe.
Did you know that the oldest university in the world was founded by a woman? Or that the father of rock'n'roll was not a father at all, but a mother? Probably not. History rarely keeps track of important women; in fact, it often renders them invisible. In response to the systematic erasure of women from history books, Georgette Sand, a French feminist collective, wrote Ni Vues Ni Connues.
A winter evening that smells like chamomile tea? A hangover that is begging for some aspirin? Or simply an undying need to binge? Regardless of the occasion, shows on Netflix can easily eat up all of our free time. So much so that we’ve come up with an expression to describe this obsession. Even if we know what it means, we might not necessarily know where it came from.
Sophie has been waiting for the telephone to ring at 5 pm every day for more than a decade. This is the phone call that confirms whether she can go and work at Roissy Airport when night falls. For 10 years, this part-time job has affected her health and subjected her to power abuse, as well as hate and sexism. Sophie is a woman, a wife, a mother. But above all, she is a tireless workhorse.
The dynamic duo Camille & Justine use both small and big annoyances in the name of comedy. From reactionary vegans to pushy men in bars, a large spectrum of daily life in France is squeezed into their YouTube channel. Girlshood made the most of their hype to interview them on Messenger.
Written with a rush of blood to the head, ZOU's song "La Bombe" (The Bomb) is a rare artistic testimonial about rape. Four years later, the French singer who lives between Paris and Berlin chose to illustrate it with a 6-minute music video. But what can you show when you're talking about rape? An explosive interview.
Wendy was born in the wrong body. Since her childhood in Ecuador in the 1980s, she has been struggling for her female identity to be recognised by her relatives. Fleeing a country where homosexuality was illegal until 1997, Wendy decided to rebuild her life in Europe. After 25 years as a sex worker, she is finally proud of the woman she has become.
'In varietate concordia' is not a quinoa brand, it's Latin. It means 'united in difference'. We didn't invent it, it's part of the EU's design. Unity brings strength, and we are stronger together than divided. So here are articles from our partners; media that inspires us.