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“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 seeking to impose a "puritanical dictatorship" on the French, infantilizing women while denying men all acts of seduction. French women, so we are to believe, are strongly attached to courtly love and all our fine romantic traditions.

These developments have been the occas [...]

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