“America is a Male World”

The op-ed piece criticizing the #MeToo and #BalanceTonPorc movements co-signed by French actress Catherine Deneuve has transformed the debate on sexual harassment into a Franco-American quarrel. One conclusion of the stance taken by the actress and some 100 other French figures from the worlds of academia, publishing, and media was that the Americans are supposedly…

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  • Why Americans have high HDI [Human Development Index], higher than the French and Japanese? Obviously it is due to the three criteria–one of which is income, which is not sensible–that are used to calculate it. Two out of three Americans steal, compare to almost none for Japanese–but the latter are rated lower. The Japanese take shower more than once a day on average, while the French twice a week. American, French and Japanese have HDI of 920, 897, and 903 respectively. And you don’t want to talk about lying: Those Yanks have more tongues than the devil herself.

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