Posts Tagged ‘France’

womenforwomenfrance.org

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Katie is joined by Sarah McGrath from Women for Women France and they discuss increased rates of family violence during the coronavirus lockdown and the different responses to the issue in France compared to Australia.

Other topics covered in the discussion are: the many different forms that family violence takes and the importance of cultural change, as well as services and education focusing on perpetrators.

Katie also briefly mentions the Australian Unions campaign for rebuilding the economy and restoring secure jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

Clips:

NOFX ‘The Marxist Brothers’, Maisie PetersSmile’.

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Burquini ban

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We’re joined by Sarah McGrath who witnessed the Nice attack in France as well as the increased Islamophobia in the aftermath. Sarah also provides “high level information” on a wide range of related topics including: her own immigration experience in France, French politics, the Burkini ban in France, a lack of agency afforded to women when discussing clothing choices, French attitudes towards Muslims and immigration, concerns about religious and ethnic hatred versus inequality in Europe and beyond, the experiences of immigrant children in schools, and the problems of a one-way “integration” approach to immigration.

Sarah also makes some parallels with similar issues in Australia, including: Islamophobia in Australia, the Burkini and the Australian beach, the proposed university level English test for Australian citizenship and misplaced concerns about the “geographical concentration” of newly arrived migrants.

Clips:

Flight of the ChonchordsFoux Du FaFa’, Ernest Cline and Steven Spielberg discuss Ready Player One, Camp CopeKeep Growing’.