No women in public

The earlier post, no women in public:

“Women not allowed in public and in cafes”

Women not allowed in public and in cafes

I was not able to find back the link, now finally got it.
Actually the Hidden Camera report came from France 2.
See here the link:

Comments on no women in public

See here the remarks in French as on the website, much in line with my earlier comments.
What always upsets me most is that our politicians in France and Belgium mostly dismiss all this as “not existing”.

“Quand les femmes deviennent indésirables dans les lieux publics” : une journaliste de France 2 veut “briser la loi du silence”
Le “20 heures” a diffusé jeudi (7 décembre 2016), sur France 2 un reportage consacré à des femmes qui alertent sur des quartiers dans lesquels elles ne sont plus les bienvenues. Pour franceinfo, l’auteure de l’enquête revient sur le sens de sa démarche.
“Effrayant”, “effarant”, “courageux reportage”… Après la diffusion d’un sujet consacré aux femmes, jugées indésirables dans certains lieux publics, dans le journal de 20 heures sur France 2, les réactions sont très nombreuses. La vidéo fait partie des plus consultées sur franceinfo.
Dans ce reportage, réalisé en banlieue parisienne et près de Lyon, on peut voir des femmes rejetées par des hommes dans des endroits pourtant officiellement ouverts à tous. Caroline Sinz, journaliste au service société de France 2 et auteure de l’enquête, explique à franceinfo les conditions de tournage et les obstacles qu’elle a rencontrés.

Women not allowed in public and in cafes

TV5 documentary

Today I was watching TV5 and saw a documentary “hidden camera” about women not allowed in public. It showed how in several neighborhoods in France women are unwelcome to walk in the street, especially if they are in a skirt and with make-up. They are also barred from cafés to have a coffee, where it is men only. The journalists had to stop at times as it became too dangerous.
I could not find back a link to this program, a pity because it is very well done.
Those women who dare come out are ejected. harassed and insulted. Obviously the neighborhoods are Muslim. The men say the women should stay at home.

Not only in France

This reality is often downplayed by the politicians and some naïve “human rights” people (in this respect they are a joke). It also happens in Belgium, especially in Brussels.
See: “Salope, pute, pétasse”: c’est dur d’être une femme en rue à Bruxelles (won’t translate those ugly words):

And also:,sofie-peeters-femme-de-la-rue-bruxelles,696077.asp

It shows the breakdown of our Western society but also explains why politicians like Marine Le Pen are coming up strongly while their policies are often rejected (as by me) for being simply racist.
If those “foreigners” (who often have a French or Belgian passport!) cannot accept our society and cannot show mutual respect and tolerance, they should leave.
They don’t belong.

Against misogyny

Definition according to Wikipedia:

Misogyny is the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against women or girls. Misogyny can be manifested in numerous ways, including social exclusion, sex discrimination, hostility, androcentrism, patriarchy, male privilege, belittling of women, violence against women, and sexual objectification. Misogyny can occasionally be found within sacred texts of religions and mythologies, and various influential Western philosophers and thinkers have been described as misogynistic.

Obviously this is all unacceptable in our Western world.


(translation: Finally, about the the main issue, we are rather agreeing)
Some religions seem anti-women, but that mostly applies to the extremists; fortunately many religious people reject this discrimination, so we should not generalize.

No to racism in cartoons and videos

A few cartoons

Say no to racism in cartoons. Simple. These are really cool.

Inside we are all black

I recently saw a video clip on WeChat:
A white woman explaining to her daughter who saw a black girl playing with clay in the park, that inside, we are all black. A black girl had once painted herself with the white clay and God was amused. So he painted some of us white. We all are the same, she said.
As usual some people did not like it (one can never make everybody happy) but I think it is cute and well a nice story for a little girl.
See the clip and the negative comments:
“Mom, Why Are They Black?” Mom’s Answer To A Little Girl’s Innocent Question Sounds Patronising

But others liked it:

No higher education for girls! Dangerous!

Education for girls is dangerous!

See the full story here:
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect bans ‘dangerous’ higher education for women
23 Aug, 2016

It is “dangerous” for women to be university-educated and the practice is now banned among the Satmar sect of ultra-Orthodox Jews. The ban is to prevent “secular influences” in the “holy environment.”
“It has lately become the new trend that girls and married women are pursuing degrees in special education. Some attend classes and others online. And so we’d like to let their parents know that it is against the Torah,” reads the decree, written in Yiddish and translated by The Independent.

The decree was issued by Satmar rabbis in New York, where the sect is based, but will apply to all its followers globally.
“We will be very strict about this. No girls attending our school are allowed to study and get a degree. It is dangerous. Girls who will not abide will be forced to leave our school,” the decree reads. “Also, we will not give any jobs or teaching position in the school to girls who’ve been to college or have a degree.”

What is Satmar?

Satmar is one of nine major sects of Hasidic Judaism, a spiritual revival movement that began in the 18th century in what is now Western Ukraine and spread from there. The sects are named after the towns in Eastern Europe from which their adherents came. They remain radically insulated from the secular world that surrounds them, forming their own self-sufficient communities and economies. Education for girls is not seen favorably…

Every religion has its extremes

While today most look at Islam as the religion harboring many fanatics, many religions have “sects” that deviate from the mainstream.
Fanaticism and extremism are a plague and pops up everywhere. Unfortunately girls and women are mostly the first victims.
All based on what?
I have many Jewish friends and most are very open and tolerant.

Fanaticism. See here a good definition:
Fanaticism is defined as extreme devotion or zeal. An example of fanaticism is following a set of rules even to the extent of killing other individuals.

Culture clash: men and women meeting in public

Immoral behavior?

Men and women meeting in public can raise hell in some countries.
A leading Nigerian actress, Rahma Sadau, had to “apologize” in her country: she was seen “hugging and cuddling” pop star Classiq in a video.
Obviously in our eyes nothing wrong at all. But the fanatic and conservative Hausas want a ban on the actress.

Read more:
“Nigerian actress Rahama Sadau sorry for ‘offensive hug'”, 4 October 2016


men and women meeting in public


Ms. Sadau said sorry to those she upset, but said her actions were “innocuous”.
Hausa films are popular in the mostly Muslim northern Nigeria where it is taboo for men and women to hold hands in public.
The industry, commonly known as Kannywood, has been under fire from conservative Muslim clerics who accuse it of corrupting people’s values.
Obviously we have strongly different views. If those fanatics want to impose Middle-Ages-restrictions, be it, but then: remain in your country and do not try to impose that on us.