Sexual Harassment : Female Celebrity Denounces the MeToo Movement

Sexual Harassment : Female Celebrity Denounces the MeToo Movement
A news report, dated January 10, 2018, states that a well-known female celebrity (and/or other women, according to another news report) is saying that the MeToo going too far. It is interfering with sexual freedom and the laws of physical attraction between men and women and that men should be free to hit on women.

But NOW! Well! Thanks to MeToo. Men are going to be scared to even talk to women.

An actress that I have long admired, Catherine Deneuve, has taken this stance.

On top of that she wrote a letter. She put her words in writing!!!

With all due respect, Ms. Deneuve's remarks are totally off the mark.


This is my understanding of Ms. Deneuve's line of thought and reasoning. (I could be wrong. But let's assume that I'm right for this discussion.)

The MeToo Movement which is AIMED at STOPPING sexual harassment, i.e. unwanted and unwarranted acts of a sexual nature, and in some instances, rape, that often occurs IN THE WORKPLACE … where people ain't supposed to having sex anyway! ...

Evidently, the MeToo Movement … is going to miss its mark.

Instead … the way Ms. Deneuve sees it:

The MeToo Movement is going to:

~ Interfere and even impede that wonderful and welcome game of romance between two people who are attracted to each other!

~ Turn the act of innocent flirting into something criminal!

The MeToo Movement is going to stop people from falling in love or … just hopping into the sack with each other, if they feel like it!


WOW Ms. Deneuve! Way to change the subject!!!

Do you Agree or Disagree with the Deneuve Denouncement?

Reference: Andrews, Frank. Catherine Deneuve Denounces MeToo in Open Letter. CNN, Cable News Network, 10 Jan. 2018, http://www.cnn.com/201...ter-metoo-intl/index.html

Agree

Anonymous

Denounce the metoo movement

So let's face it. Regardless of of someone is male or female, using flirtation is how you even know if someone is interested in you as you are interested in them. This is how courting works. Without talking to the opposite sex nobody would ever get laid in our society. The only "women" who ever complain about a man flirting with them are usually the ugly ones who have never had true human interaction. And I for one take humor when a male says I have a big ass because that's his speech, and since its true, I am fine with that. Now these fake celebrities are only jumping on this metoo movement are the ones like Oprah herself who is so close to that pervert Weinstein that she tongue raped him in a public outing. They're Hippocrates honestly. These celebrities have no moral compass and will do just like a Politician and say whatever they need to at a given time, just to change their stance when the trend changes. Give me a break. Only ugly women get offended when a guy flirts with them.
Posted by Anonymous on 01-12-2018
idealmikey

Flirting is NOT sexual harassment!

I don't know whether to agree or disagree! What I mean is, I think there is a MASSIVE difference between "sexual harassment" and "hitting on someone" flirting with a person for example. In fact, let's be honest, this is how relationships between people are started and formed. It's how people get together, marry, have kids and keeps the human race alive. It's what God intended after all? That two people would meet, be attracted to each other in some way, whether physically through sexual attraction or from some other way like being attracted to a person's personality, persona, their mind or even talents etc. And there's nothing wrong with that. That's just the way people work. That's just how it works! Of course, sexual harassment comes in many forms. From the small to the large. From the whistle blowing to the just outright rude sexual remarks and innuendos to the act of touching or groping whatever but that's just wrong and anyone that goes that far should be condemned and punished for it. After all, women are people too and women are gifts unto men from God! And like any gift, like a person! You should treat it with respect. Of course, it's vice-a-versa and the coin can be flipped as this applies to women on men too. I'm waffling but my point is, there's nothing wrong with flirting, "making the first move", chatting someone up, asking people out on a date. Or just for their number first even. But come on! Flirting and banter can't be classed as sexual harassment. Especially not it if it's reciprocated by the party. That's not sexual harassment and shouldn't be classed as such. It's when it's done in a way that isn't appropriate or reciprocated is when it's not right and gets a bit blurry. But we need to be careful not to label these things as criminal. But that's the way of the world for you! Going on to ever call what is good evil and what is evil good!
Posted by idealmikey on 01-11-2018

Disagree

kgord

Disagree

There is a gentlemanly way to express an interest in a woman and a wrong way to do it. Most men know the difference.If a woman does not give you a signal she is interested then you need to drop it. Actually, maybe men need to wait for a clear sign a woman is interested in him. I disgree with Ms. Deneuve.
Posted by kgord on 01-11-2018
overcast

Fake Movement

All of those who wanted movies and wanted to be a star. Went though the system just fine. And when wanted to vent out to gain attention they did. So the metoo movement is surely a farce. And people need to be really sure about how they are doing the promotion the right way. I wonder how the movement such as this damages the civilization.
Posted by overcast on 01-12-2018

Comments

babyright
If the main purpose of the mee too movement is to stop sexual harassment on women by men then i dont see anything wrong with it because it is fighting a just cause and that will not pose any problem on men and women friendship or relationship.
Posted by babyright on 01-11-2018
hermessantos
I believe that if the person feels embarrassed or harassed, he does have the right to go public to expose such a case. What we can not do is simply take revenge on someone accusing him of harassment. I think we will still hear a lot about it in the coming years.
Posted by hermessantos on 01-11-2018
NickJ
The problem here really is that many men in today's society don't know how to talk to women, and many people in general don't know how to converse with anyone. So the socially awkward are really taking it on the chin now in being accused of things. You mix that in with men who in general are just terrible in the way they approach and treat women, and you have this toxic social stew we're all swimming in now.
Posted by NickJ on 01-11-2018
overcast
Lot of propaganda is being thrown in the name of the feminism. And lot of cultures are being destroyed. You can see that some of the time such sexual harassment type of the movement and groups are adding nothing new. And so for this reason I'd say they don't have much place in the society. I'd not support such type of the propaganda for sure.
Posted by overcast on 01-12-2018
Alexa
I can see the pros and cons t this and while I do feel that it is essential that women have spoken up, the problem arises when some may use this as revenge. It's sad but true. I do think it's a problem that will continue to exist in all fields though, and what needs to happen is for it to not happen in the first place. That means as soon as someone tries it on, stop it with legal action, report it to HR or something. Women were afraid and it let it build up, and I'm not blaming them but that s why it is how it is right now.
Posted by Alexa on 01-12-2018
lovely
I will start by stating that in life most movement would have people that are for and against it,we shouldn't expect people to all be for it,but sexual harassment is just too sensitive to be trivialize and as such people that are supporting it should be kept at bay.The method movement should be undertaken by people of like minds to fight it claws.Whoever is against it should be left behind.
Posted by lovely on 01-12-2018
Corzhens
If we don’t want racism and we don’t want gender discrimination then let’s stop this nonsense of accusing men of sexual harassment. I am also a woman and I commiserate with the victims of sexual harassment particularly the young women and girls. However, this movement tends to create a rift between women and men. Some of the men I know are very vocal against this Me Too movement and they say it is nonsense because anyone can accuse anyone. The only difference is that when someone would present proof of the crime.
Posted by Corzhens on 01-13-2018
JMS
It is a fine line between abuse and flirting. If we cannot flirt by words or deeds how will we get together? Soon we will be too frightened to approach someone for fear that they will refuse us and say it was abuse when it wasn't. Perhaps it should just be that non-touch flirting or to ask the other person if they want a date should be okay. If the one asked says no though, it isn't nice to keep being harassed especially if you are not interested.
Posted by JMS on 01-13-2018
jaymish
With all due respect the MeToo movement is not about romance, it's about people in power abusing their power. It's not about sex, or relationships or romance. It's about using your power as an employer or someone in a senior position to get people to have intercourse with you. Why hit on a member of your staff or someone that is more junior to you? If you go for an interview and the human resource doesn't ask to have intercourse with you, they just do, what does that mean? That you have to have intercourse to get the job. In most of these stories these women were not courted or seduced, the men just proceeded to touch them and or have intercourse with them.This woman should be checked and get herself educated.
Posted by jaymish on 01-15-2018
Pixie
Many women have suffered or many are still suffering because of social harassment and we can't deny this fact. I feel sorry for all those victims. However, I am against the MeToo movement. If this trend continues then a man will think twice before approaching a woman just to befriend her. Social interaction with those from the opposite sex is important. All men are not the same.
Posted by Pixie on 01-15-2018
vinaya
As a man, I see some valid points in Deneuve Denouncement of Me Too movement. It is true that men take unwanted advances, however, this does not mean that men will all the time try to seek bvenefits. If a man places his hand on a woman sholder it can be considered "unwanted advance" however, if the woman does the same, no one cares to say anything.
Posted by vinaya on 01-15-2018