Taking French Feminism to the Streets: Fadela Amara and the Rise of Ni Putes Ni Soumises
Despite previously not being "a political person," Soltani traveled to France Saturday to speak at an event hosted by the feminist movement Ni Putes Ni Soumises
(Neither Whores Nor Submissive) in support of Sakineh Mohammadi-Ashtiani, the Iranian woman facing death by stoning.
Despite previously not being "a political person", Soltani travelled to France to speak at an event on Saturday hosted by feminist movement Ni Putes Ni Soumises
(Neither Whores Nor Submissive) in support of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, an Iranian mother-of-two facing death by stoning.
During this past year I have been working in Paris, France, as an international human rights fellow with Ni Putes Ni Soumises (NPNS--Neither Whores Nor Submissives).
Recently, Ni Putes Ni Soumises organized an open, public debate on the anticipated anti-mask law in a suburb of Paris with a diverse population.
Tolan International Human Rights Fellow at Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whores Nor Submissives) in Paris, France, and a recent graduate of Fordham University School of Law in New York.
The personal victory she won against silence by writing and publishing this book was not in vain, however, as the subsequent action of Ni Putes Ni Soumises
I then analyze the discursive strategies employed by Kelek and Ates, and juxtapose their narratives with Fadela Amara's description of the French group Ni Putes ni Soumises (Neither Whores nor Submissives).
In order to highlight the potential for challenges to dominant European discourses, I introduce a counter-narrative from the French context, Fadela Amara's description of the coming-into-existence of the group Ni Putes ni Soumises (Neither Whores nor Submissives).
Originally published in France as Ni Putes Ni Soumises (Neither Whore Nor Submissive).
In 2001, she collaborated in organizing the Estates General of Neighborhood Women and their publication in 2002 of a national petition, Ni Putes Ni Soumises, "a manifesto of demands" (113) that was initially ignored by politicians and the media.
Sohane's violent murder became a rallying cry for the Ni Putes Ni Soumises
movement that swept through France the following year, demonstrating against the frequent but often tolerated violence against women in France's dominantly Muslim immigrant communities.