French artists and intellectuals such as Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Millet today launched a manifesto in ‘Le Monde’ in which they criticize the “puritanism” of the campaign against harassment following the Weinstein case. “Rape is a crime. But insistent or clumsy flirting is not a crime, nor chivalry is a macho aggression,” they say. They clarify that “they do not feel represented by that feminism that acquires the face of a hatred of men and their sexuality”, in reference to the movement #MeToo referring to that movement as “summary justice”

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