Personally, I found Germaine Greer’s contribution to the debate the most seriously unpalatable. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Don’t know about you, but I certainly haven’t been feeling much solidarity with some of the emissaries from the sisterhood’s senior ranks who’ve been (...)

French budget minister Gérald Darmanin: police are studying an exchange of text messages which indicate that Sophie Spatz pleaded with him to write the promised letter. Photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty

The French budget minister Gérald Darmanin has come under pressure to resign after Le Monde newspaper revealed he is under preliminary investigation f(...)

Germaine Greer, recently named Australian of the Year, pictured at an area of rainforest on the Gold Coast, Australia. Photograph: Newspix/REX

One-time feminist firebrand turned anti-feminist troll Germaine Greer has lashed out at the #MeToo movement, claiming the women accusing Harvey Weinst(...)

  Catherine Deneuve: stood by original letter criticising #MeToo campaign but distanced herself from a number of other female signatories. Photograph:  Clemens Bilan

French actor Catherine Deneuve has apologised to female victims of sexual assault who were shocked and hurt by the controversial letter she signed whi(...)

Catherine Deneuve: ‘Heavy-handed or clumsy come-ons are not an offence. Nor is gallantry a macho attack.’ Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

French women are lining up on either side of a heated debate, pitting defenders of men’s “right to importune”, against a younger generation who say th(...)

French newspaper Le Monde ran an open letter signed by the 74-year-old actor Catherine Denueve, along with around 100 other French female writers, performers and academics. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

“Rape is a crime. But a persistent or clumsy come-on is not a crime, nor is gallantry a form of macho aggression.” So begins an open letter in French (...)

Jeanne Moreau in New York, March, 2003. Photograph: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times

Jeanne Moreau, who passed away in the early hours of July 31st at the age of 89, was arguably the greatest French woman actor ever. Her life and oeuv(...)

French actress Jeanne Moreau poses on the set of the film ‘Eva directed by Joseph Losey in Venice. French actress Jeanne Moreau died aged 89 on July 31, 2017. Photograph: AFP Photo

There are so many plausible answers to the question: when did the 1960s really begin? For a certain class of cineaste, the answer is early 1962. In J(...)

Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot in The Midwife

Catherine Frot is Claire, an uptight, hardworking midwife. She doesn’t drink or smoke. She appears to subsist entirely on the organic vegetables she g(...)

George Stacpoole: “I find research fascinating and try and try to pass on to customers as much information as I can find.”

George Stacpoole is an antiques dealer and President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA) His shop – George Stacpoole Antiques – is at Mai(...)

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