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28 ERIC FASSIN In France, 1989 may then have been the moment when “liberal” intellectuals (à la Furet) and defenders of the “nation” (à la Finkielkraut) united under the banner of the French “République” against the American countermodel, as they identified the critique of egalitarianism with the critique of identity politics. After the final collapse of Communism, America became the new Other. ) This political alliance largely defines the intellectual climate of the 1990s in France—for the beauty of this rhetorical construct of a contrast between national political cultures is that it applies equally well (or poorly, depending on one’s perspective) to extremely diverse issues: not only ethnicity, but also gender and sexuality.
We thus avoid the following: a disproportion between the number of female and male voters, a considerable loss of time that would result from the compilation of electoral lists comprising women; the risk of being premature and impulsive, and thus a loss in consideration for the female vote if it takes place in poor conditions. 11 In the Constitution of October 4, 1958, the formulation concerning the equal rights of men and women was abandoned and replaced with a reference to the Constitution of 1946, and to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948 whose preamble affirms equal rights between men and women.
De Beauvoir, Le Deuxième Sexe 13. 6. Françoise Héritier, Masculin/féminin: la pensée de la différence (Paris: Odile Jacob, 1996). 7. See in particular Blandine Kriegel, Philosophie de la République (Paris: Plon, 1998). 8. Claude Lévi-Strauss, Structural Anthropology, trans. Claire Jacobson and Brooke Grundfest Schoepf (New York: Basic Books, 1963), 47–48. 9. ” Robert Badinter, Le Débat 36 (1985): 10. 10. See Evelyne Pisier’s “PACS et Parité: du même et de l’autre,” Le Monde (October 20, 1998).