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Is Weinstein scandal a watershed for French women too?

Is Weinstein scandal a watershed for French women too?

October 21, 2017

PARIS, Oct 21 — It took the fall of a US movie mogul to breach the culture of silence around sexual assault and harassment in France, but French feminist Caroline De Haas believes the country has turned a corner. “There will be a before and an after #balancetonporc,” she told AFP. The #balancetonporc (expose your pig) hashtag is the French variant of the #metoo campaign launched in response to the plethora of abuse allegations that toppled movie producer Harvey... Read more

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