France has spent the last two years or so waiting for its Harvey Weinstein moment: a big trial, the fall of someone powerful, a viscerally indignant country.
The conversation around #MeToo in France has been undeniably intense. But when Frenchwomen have spoken up against film directors (Luc Besson, Roman Polanski) and intellectuals (Tariq Ramadan), they have always faced the usual victim blaming. That then leads to divided opinions, aborted prosecutions, and meditations on the French art of seduction.
Something seems to have happened, however, with the case surrounding the acclaimed writer Gabriel Matzneff, whose taste for teenage French girls and young Asian boys, is no secret — he wrote extensively about this habit for years — but who, as of this month, is finally facing charges for promoting the sexual abuse of children.… Seguir leyendo »