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French women rights activists denounce Catherine Deneuve’s open letter

/ 07:27 PM January 10, 2018
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PARIS (AP) — French women rights activists have denounced an open letter signed by movie star Catherine Deneuve and others that said say men are being unfairly targeted by sexual misconduct allegations.

In a text published on the Franceinfotv website Wednesday, feminist Caroline De Haas and over 30 activists strongly criticize the letter.

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“This letter, it’s a bit like the awkward work colleague or annoying uncle who doesn’t understand what’s happening”, they say.

They say Deneuve and other signatories are using media exposure to make sexual violence appear “normal.”

Deneuve was among about 100 performers, scholars and others who signed an open letter Tuesday saying the “legitimate protest against sexual violence” stemming from the Harvey Weinstein scandal has gone too far and threatens hard-won sexual freedoms. NVG

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