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Public Academic, Feminist & Criminal Justice Scholars; Founders of The Sis Official and Activist

Florence-Olivia, Ph.D, and Marie-Emmanuelle, Ph.D, Genesse, the Canadian sisters behind THE/SIS, are public academics, researchers on sexual violence and domestic violence, and internationally renowned scholars in feminist jurisprudence and feminist philosophy. As leading figures and experts on women's rights and the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, their mission is to make the world a safer place for women by making accessible their scholarly research on social media.

Stemming from the realization that their own studies have taught them the importance of the democratization of their research, not just for fellow academics, but also those who don't have access to higher education or who are not in this field of study, Floli & Emma created The Sis’ TikTok and Instagram channels to share a series of bite-size lessons that make feminist philosophy and feminist jurisprudence scholarship widely accessible. Floli and Emma developed more than 200 viral videos that address subjects such as intersectionality, domestic violence, consent, and rape culture to an audience of nearly 400,000 subscribers from around the world and received more than 100 million views in the first year of its existence. Their "Signal for Help" video has been viewed more than 20 million times and is now internationally recognized as the video that popularized the Hand Signal for Help – a signal that led the world to realize that a simple TikTok video could save a 16-year-old girl from her abductor.

They have served as consultants with corporations, NGOs, public sector organizations and provincial and national governmental instances on a number of equity issues, notably with Plan International, The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), and The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women).

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Creators of the TikTok video that helped rescue a U.S. teen bring feminism to the masses
MONTREAL - The feminist sisters from Quebec whose TikTok video went viral were pleasantly shocked to find out their research potentially saved a life: it led to a 16-year-old girl's silent hand signal and her rescue from a would-be abductor. Marie-Emmanuelle Gennesse got word from a follower of their @the.sisofficial Tiktok channel that a screengrab of her older sister Florence-Olivia's video doing the domestic violence hand signal was in the news.

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