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Post by Mégane on Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:15 pm

Hello everybody ! Very Happy

My article is "The fragility of feminist progress and why rage is a luxury we can’t afford", wrote by Anne Summers in The Guardian, 25/10/2018.
It  talks about Anne Summer's opinion on the accusations of sexual harassment. This article demonstres that Trump government will restrict man and woman equality. She said "Despite years of hard work women can still be rendered utterly powerless in the face of a torrent of raw male power. Anger is energising, rage is not".

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/26/the-fragility-of-feminist-progress-and-why-rage-is-a-luxury-we-cant-afford

Vocabulary :
to afford : to assume
can still rendered utterly : can still become completely
testimony : a report of facts
abortion : to stop the pregnancy
raw male power : strong men power
banned outright : definitively banned
to enfeeble us : to weaken us
welfare : social assistance
complaint : an accusation
political rallies : political meeting
imperil : put sb/sth at risk
proven accusations : accusations with proofs

So this point of view leads us to think about : what is the feminism futur, and what is the feminism in 2018 ?

Happy holidays !
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Laure PIQUEREAU on Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:36 pm

Hi,

My article is « Romania marriage poll: Referendum to ban gay unions fails » apear 8/10/18 in BBC News.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45779107?fbclid=IwAR04U1vP3jfdsZnVelfJ0diPdRm557iOTNKt7AARh4W3-LGkJdOSNoB_nkM


Good reading and happy holidays ! Smile

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Post by Florine Bouchet on Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:26 pm

Hello everyone and Happy Halloween !!!!! Twisted Evil (I'm trying to apologize myself for not participating on this topic last week...)

I hope you enjoy your holidays ! My article for November 8th talks about SEX Embarassed

Here is the link: https://www.bbc.com/news/health-45562014

Published on September 20 in BBC News, this article written by Claire Williams is entitled : "We are in love but never have sex" and talk about asexual people.

Vocabulary :
- Deal-breaker = Rupture d'accord
- Burden = Fardeau
- Ebb and flow = Des hauts et des bas
- Disheartened = Découragé

I'm so interesting to hearing your opinions on this specific subject, so have a good reading for next time !

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Post by Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS on Fri Nov 02, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi everyone! I hope you're all having great holidays and that you're not to sad to be back on monday aha ! Here's my article for next week discussion: https://www.marieclaire.com/culture/a14751412/antinatalism/

(I apologize, the article is very long, but you don't have to read it entirely to give your opinion about this subject, I'll make you a little summary)

It is an article about a kind of sect I've just discovered. They call themselves the "anti-natalists" and their philosophy is that reproduction is a bad thing, and that we should'nt have babies since we're already too many on the planet. Some of them got sterilized to avoid being pregnant. They want people to stop having babies to limit over-population.

I am very curious to hear all your thoughts about this subject ! Smile See you !

VOCABULARY

- Bundle of joy: Rayon de soleil
- To foist : Imposer
- To spare: Epargner
- Vilification: Diffamation
- To wreak : Causer
- To eschew: Eviter
- To mitigate: Atténuer
- Unpalatable: Désagréable
- Dismissive : Dédaigneux
- Mainstream : Général, dominant

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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Admin on Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:34 pm

I think this is solene's article:

https://jlc.org/youth-justice-system-overview

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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Admin on Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:35 pm

So who has let us down this week?
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS on Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:41 pm

Joachim was supposed to talk about his article this week but he has an interview for an internship in Paris on thursday...
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Admin on Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 pm

Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS wrote:Joachim was supposed to talk about his article this week but he has an interview for an internship in Paris on thursday...

Thanks for letting me know Joachim. Rolling Eyes

I presume the company won't want a reccomendation from me. Evil or Very Mad
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Andrea AROSTEGUY on Mon Nov 05, 2018 10:05 pm

Hi everyone !

I replace Joachim this week Smile

I have chosen an article about bullying at school and on the internet.
I will have some questions to ask to you, so have a good preparation :

https://cyberbullying.org/millions-students-skip-school-year-bullying

Vocabulary :

A bully : Harceleur
A bullied person: une personne harcelée
To bully : Harceler
Cyberbullying : cyber-harcèlement
Raw numbers : données brutes
To skip school : rater l'école
Findings : résultats
Toll : conséquences


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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by joachim natali on Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:54 am

Admin wrote:
Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS wrote:Joachim was supposed to talk about his article this week but he has an interview for an internship in Paris on thursday...

Thanks for letting me know Joachim. Rolling Eyes

I presume the company won't want a reccomendation from me. Evil or Very Mad

Sorry John, I was going to send you a message but Elsa was faster. I asked Andrea to replace me this week, she kindly accepted :-)
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Admin on Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:02 am

joachim natali wrote:
Admin wrote:
Elsa RAUCHE LUCAS wrote:Joachim was supposed to talk about his article this week but he has an interview for an internship in Paris on thursday...

Thanks for letting me know Joachim. Rolling Eyes

I presume the company won't want a reccomendation from me. Evil or Very Mad

Sorry John, I was going to send you a message but Elsa was faster. I asked Andrea to replace me this week, she kindly accepted :-)

Thanks
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Re: Articles for group discussions (8th of November)

Post by Fanny Khader on Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:47 pm

Hi everyone ! Sooooorrry I'm a little bit late but I was very undecided about my article. Finally I choose "'Far-right social network' Gab goes offline after tech firms pull support"

My article is about the shooting in the synagogue of Pittsburgh and it's from The Telegraph.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/10/29/far-right-social-network-gab-goes-offline-tech-firms-pull-support/

I hope you will enjoy my presentation.

Vocabulary :

censorship = la censure
free flow = libre circulation
flagged = signalé
MP's = les députés
assault = agression
slurs = insultes
far right = extrême droite
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