France is a society comprised of promiscuous lovers and protective parents who are politically indifferent, but fiercely passionate about spelling and grammar. With most stereotypes leaving something to be desired, French culture is far more than berets and baguettes.
Teens are writing phonetically, slang is being democratised, and speaking Frenglish is common practice, so it’s no wonder that 84% of the French feel their language is in jeopardy. As a result, they’re fiercely defending the inaccessibility of their mother tongue.
Ecology used to be a side issue for French politics, but it’s increasingly front and centre. And with 65% of people concerned about the environment and a continuing mass exodus from major cities, the ranks of politically-minded eco-warriors are rapidly swelling.