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Deneuve vs. #MeToo: Exploring feminism 'à la française'

Latest update : 2018-01-18

By Florence VILLEMINOT

The #MeToo movement that emerged in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal has had a major following here in France. However the movement's momentum hit a bump in the road with the recent publication of an open letter signed by 100 prominent women including French actress Catherine Deneuve. How representative is this of France? Is this a cultural clash between French and Anglo-Saxon feminism?