Stop Shaming Victims

“France’s gender equality minister has announced the government’s new plans against domestic abuse”: it would allow the authorities to deal with “the most insidious situations, which don’t leave a mark to the naked eye but can mutilate the victim’s inner self.” Those found guilty face up to three years in jail and a fine of 75,000 euros, or about $90,000. (NY Times)

‘Friends often think he’s the nicest man in the world’ – Abusers can have a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality; Dr. Jekyll is often charming and hides behind a public persona. Usually, abuse takes place behind closed doors. Abusers deny their actions & blame the victim, are hypersensitive and may react with rage.

Let’s all (#metoo) campaign against worldwide domestic abuse & help stop the violence !

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Language Lundi

puzzles #05

 

Across: 1-finger (5)4-sweeping brush, broom (5)7-nerves (5)11-meat (6)13-translator (10)

15-forty (8)

16-received (fem.)(5)

18-corner (4)

20-north (4)

21-embarrassing, awkward, a

nuisance (plural) (7)

23-worry, trouble, problem (5)

25-turkey (5)27-concerning, regarding – ‘a l’…de’ (5)31-they want – ‘ils …’(7)32-pungent, acrid (4)33-nothing (4)36-heart (5)37-colors (8)

40-to welcome (10)

42-coral reef – ‘… de corail’ (6)

43-forest (5)

44-wearing away (5)

45-pond (5)

Down: 2-eye (4)3-knee (5)5-I will wait – ‘j’…’(9)6-to irritate (6)8-is (3)

9-crowd (5)

10-worker (7)

12-screens (6)

14-pocket (5)

15-who (3)

17-to fill (e.g. a glass)(7)

19-noodle, pasta (7)

22-shooting, firing (3)24-born (fem)(3)26-to discover (9)28-given (5)29-place (7)30-dreamer (6)34-they (3)

35-schools (6)

36-cocoa (5)

38-account, story, narrative (5)

39-so that (4)

41-one (fem.)(3)

 

ANSWERS:

Across: 1-doigt;4-balai;7-nerfs;11-viande;13-traducteur;15-quarante;16-recue;18-coin;20-nord;21-genants;23-ennui;25-dinde;27-egard;31-veulent;32-acre;33-rien;36-coeur;37-couldurs;40-accueillir;42-recifs;43-foret;44-usure;45-etang

Down: 2-oeil;3-genou;5-attendrai;6-agacer;8-est;9-foule;10-ouvrier;12-ecrans;14-poche;15-oui;17-charger;19-nouille;22-tir;24-nee;26-decouvrir;28-donne;29-endroit;30-reveur;34-ils;35-ecoles;36-cacao;38-recit;39-afin;41-une

 

Credit: French Language Games