Wednesday, 18 May 2011

The Country that brought you ...

*Liberté-Egalité-Fraternité* unless of course, you happen to be female, a recent immigrant from Africa, working in a fancy NYC hotel cleaning rooms and the alleged target of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's unwanted and unsollicited sexual rage.

Yes. France. And now this:
The Cannes Film Festival premiere of the Jodie Foster-directed The Beaver just ended, and [...] there was a 10-minute standing ovation for the film and its star, Mel Gibson.
Is it official then? In France, Mel Gibson has become the new Jerry Lewis? There's a weird logic there, one that escapes me at the moment though.

Ah. France does not have an extradition treaty with the US. That must be it.

But cheer up, we'll be inflicting this upon them: Creekside: The new face of Canadian diplomacy


k'in said...

It's been really sad reading many of the news stories where some French women dismiss sexual harassment by the likes of decrepit entitled creeps like DSK as no big deal.

Heh - no fear - Canada's new "James Bond" blustery Baird will bully some sense into them...not!

deBeauxOs said...

It's really quite bizarre, on some level. The country that brought forward one of the most insightful feminist thinkers - de Beauvoir and The Second Sex - is also inordinately proud of a culture that promotes and values the commodification of women.

So, Stockholm syndrome?

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