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#notmetoo - the backlash has started

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One of the many reasons why I have great regard for French women, their mental health in regard to the realities of human life is refreshing.

 

They know that women are not the hapless victims their American counterparts in Hollywood are attempting to portray,

 

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Catherine Deneuve slams #metoo ‘witch hunt’ in open letter

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FRANCE’S most revered actress, Catherine Deneuve, declared Tuesday that men should be “free to hit on” women, condemning a new “puritanism” she claimed has been sparked by sexual harassment scandals.

She was one of around 100 French women writers, performers and academics who wrote an open letter deploring the wave of “denunciations” that has followed claims that Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted and harassed women over decades.

 

They branded it a “witch-hunt” that they claim threatens sexual freedom.

 

“Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not — nor is being gentlemanly a macho attack,” said the letter published in the daily Le Monde.

 

“Men have been punished summarily, forced out of their jobs when all they did was touch someone’s knee or try to steal a kiss,” said the letter, which was also signed by Catherine Millet, author of the hugely explicit 2002 memoir, The Sexual Life of Catherine M.

 

Men had been dragged through the mud, they argued, for “talking about intimate subjects during professional dinners or for sending sexually-charged messages to women who did not return their attentions.”

 

The letter attacked feminist social media campaigns like #MeToo and its French equivalent #Balancetonporc (Call out your pig) for unleashing this “puritanical ... wave of purification”.

 

It claimed that “legitimate and necessary protest against the sexual violence that women are subject to, particularly in their professional lives”, had turned into a witch-hunt.

 

“What began as freeing women up to speak has today turned into the opposite — we intimidate people into speaking ‘correctly’, shout down those who don’t fall into line, and those women who refused to bend (to the new realities) are regarded as complicit and traitors.” “The accidents of life that might touch a woman’s body should not necessarily affect her dignity, and should not — no matter how hard they are — make her a perpetual victim,” the letter argued.

 

Some women who were strong enough to demand equal pay, it claimed, would “not be traumatised forever by a fondler on the metro”, even if it is a crime, preferring to see it as a “non-event”.

 

The signatories — which included a porn star-turned-agony aunt — claimed they were defending sexual freedom, for which “the liberty to seduce and importune was essential.” Oscar-nominated Deneuve, 74, is best known internationally for playing a bored housewife who spends her afternoons as a prostitute in Luis Bunuel classic 1967 film Belle du Jour.

 

The letter got a mostly hostile reception on social media, quickly becoming the most tweeted story on Twitter in France.

 

Deneuve had earlier expressed annoyance with the #MeToo social media campaign to shame men accused of harassing women.

 

“I don’t think it is the right method to change things, it is excessive,” she said last year. “After ‘Calling out your pig’ what are we going to have, ‘Call out your ****?’” she said.

 

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1 min ago, saltydawg said:

She's 74...there's the reason no one gropes her. 

She was a looker in her day. 

deneuvebikini.jpeg

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So you have a problem with her, what about the other 99 French women of note who objected to this charade by a bunch of Hollywood Harpies steeped in their own hypocrisy.

 

2 mins ago, saltydawg said:

Hence her frustration at not getting oggled and groped any longer. 

 

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I think it's wise not to pull a move from the liberal playbook and try to speak on behalf of other people. If women feel they have been violated, then who am I to say that their perception is not genuine? It just makes you appear to have an agenda. 

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On 1/9/2018 at 6:03 PM, saltydawg said:

I think it's wise not to pull a move from the liberal playbook and try to speak on behalf of other people. If women feel they have been violated, then who am I to say that their perception is not genuine? It just makes you appear to have an agenda. 

Yeah, no. This is how we got a generation of safe spacer, snowflake wimps. 

 

Time to end this crap.

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French.   Suddenly, France and French "Hollywood" types are speaking truth to power for GOPers (or misogynists).    What ever happened to Freedom Fries? Francophiles....  Seemed like only yesterday..

 

"....anti-French sentiment returned to the fore in the wake of France's refusal to support US proposals in the UN Security Council for military action to invade Iraq. While other nations also opposed the US proposals (notably Russia; China; and traditional US allies, such as Germany, Canada, and Belgium), France received particularly ferocious criticism.

In 1990s popular culture, the derogatory phrase "cheese-eating surrender monkeys" began as a joke on The Simpsons in 1995, used by Groundskeeper Willie's character in a satirical manner. National Review contributor Jonah Goldberg claimed credit for making the term known, with its implicit characterization of the French as cowards. In early 2003, George Will from The Washington Post described retreat as "an exercise for which France has often refined its savoir-faire since 1870." Anti-French displays also came in the form of bumper stickers, and t-shirts calling for the United States to invade: "Iraq first, France next!" and "First Iraq, then Chirac!"

Freedom fries is a political euphemism for french fries. The term came to prominence in 2003 when the then Republican Chairman of the Committee on House Administration, Bob Ney, renamed the menu item in three Congressional cafeterias in response to France's opposition to the proposed invasion of Iraq....

 

 

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13 mins ago, Finster said:

kinda funny that some of the "righties" here think we should be more like the French.... :laugh:

So you agree with the hypocrisy of the Hollywood Harpy brigade?

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