A video showing a mass police round-up of protesting high-school students in Mantes-la-Jolie west of Paris has caused outrage in France. Video of the detained students kneeling in mud started circulating on social media Thursday evening.
It’s been eight years since the French authorities first drew attention to a French company selling faulty, and potentially dangerous, breast implants.
University hazing rituals – once indelibly associated with Oxbridge drinking societies and US fraternity houses – are no longer exclusively an Anglo-Saxon phenomenon, with French universities increasingly having to crack down on the practice.
As the world marked International Women’s Day this week, France unveiled measures designed to fight gender inequality. Is the country that saw a high-profile celebrity backlash against the #MeToo movement now leading the charge against sexism?