Catherine Deneuve has opposed harassmentUncategorized January 10, 2018
Actresses Catherine Deneuve and Ingrid Cowan, and about 100 famous French people criticized the campaign against sexual harassment. Their open letter was published in Le Monde.
“Rape is a crime. But persistent and awkward molestation is not a crime, and chivalry is not a sign of aggressive macho”, the letter reads.
According to French, the case of Harvey Weinsein showed how some men abuse their power, so to talk about the problem you had. But this freedom of speech can become a threat to sexual freedom in the world.
The authors of the letter consider Puritanism to put women in the role of eternal victims “of demonic phallocrat”. They also condemned the fact that the perpetrators of the harassment equated to rape, and those who do not support the campaign against harassment are automatically considered complicit in the crime. In addition, people who are accused of harassment have the right to answer the charges. “Men are forced to resign, although was just not right that wanted to touch someone’s knee, trying to get a kiss or to talk on intimate topics during lunch at work,” the letter reads.
French women stressed that “willingness to send pigs to the slaughter” will not increase the degree of independence of women. Such sentiments, according to the authors of the letter are only those opposed to sexual freedom.
9 Oct 2017 producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from the company the Weinstein Company, which co-owner it is because of the allegations of sexual harassment.
16 December, the U.S. created a special Commission that will investigate the cross any sexual harassment lines among the actors.