Janine di Giovanni
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Janine di Giovanni
To be a good reporter, writing about war, you have to write about the people. It’s not about the tanks or the RPGs or military…
Posttraumatic stress is something that’s always existed. I think that the earliest recording was during the Trojan War, but it’s only recently that we’re beginning…
It is a well known urban myth that the French don’t trust banks and store their money under their mattress. It’s not that they are…
In Paris, where I live, the inner neighborhoods are only available to the white elite. The poor and dispossessed are shuffled out to suburbs and…
In America, people know there are always 10 people better than them who are after their job. In France, they know that too – but…
I see so many people get so wrapped up in wanting to get a bigger SUV or a bigger house. But then I think, ‘My…
I love magazines. I always read ‘Time,’ ‘Newsweek’ and ‘The Economist.’ When I get my hair cut, French ‘Vogue,’ French ‘Elle,’ ‘Paris Match’ – I…
From the earliest age, I was just different. I think that’s part of every writer’s little revenge. You think, ‘I’m not a blonde, blue-eyed cheerleader…
For the first five years of Luca’s life, I desperately wanted to be a good mother and not to pass on this trauma and darkness…
During war time, when people were injured, I was really frustrated I did not become a doctor. It’s painful not being able to save people,…
The pope is an intelligent man and realizes that time marches on. He says the Church has a long way to go in developing a…
In Pakistan, the right to go to school is not a given. In the more rural areas, a girl is born, married off as early…
I’m not sure that finding a husband at university made me any less of a feminist or an academic. I still soaked up Susan Faludi;…
Full disclosure: I went to university as an eager young feminist for many reasons – to get away from my parents, to soak up literature…
There is a romantic, often misguided, misconception among the British that life in France is akin to life in Paradise.
When the body breaks down, it does not all go at once; it goes piece by piece.
There are people who are seekers and people who aren’t.
The fact is, feminism is not what it used to be.
Paris certainly needs to promote itself. Although still the most visited city in the world, it has fallen behind London and Berlin in terms of…
Nonviolence worked in Serbia, and it can work in other countries seeking their freedom.
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