Sunday, January 13, 2013

What is wrong with French people re: same-sex marriage?*

Frahnce. You instituted civil marriage before everyone else, thus giving me a dissertation topic. Your appeal to gay men is well-established, as the many straight female former French majors can attest. What, exactly, is your problem with same-sex marriage? You realize, Frahnce, that this makes you less sophisticated and European than Iowa. Or - perhaps a bigger dig to many French, than Belgium.

*I'm sure there's an answer to this, but I'm much better about browsing the French press when I'm also teaching and looking for material to bring to class. Also, I know that this is a problem not with all French people, but merely with far more than makes sense.

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