Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two signs of the times in France

Two interesting stories on French culture and society. Warning: they are in French. I will be happy to provide a short summary in the late evening today; just leave a request in the Comments section.

1. Twelfth transpeople's march in Paris yesterday (Saturday) draws nearly 400 people. The annual Pride march in Paris, which is much larger, has not highlighted transpeople, who felt they needed their own public presence.

2. A former trader on the stock exchange became a monk two decades ago. Still under vows and living in a small community of brothers, he now teaches in a poor immigrant neighborhood of the Southern port city of Marseille.


pj said...

Wow Jane. You gotta warn us when your blog goes all NSFW.


Kitten said...

Merci, mon amie! J'adore lire les histoires en francais!

I wish I had more time to read the French news...actually, I do, but I need to make more of an effort. As someone who teaches beginning French, you forget all of the advanced stuff if you don't use it!