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Brigitte Bardot calls the MeToo movement “hypocritical and ridiculous”

Thursday, January 18th 2018 - 09:32 UTC
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French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement on Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity. “The vast majority are being hypocritical and ridiculous,” she told the French magazine Paris Match. Read full article


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  • Jack Bauer

    At least some women have some sense in their head...

    Jan 18th, 2018 - 07:22 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • golfcronie

    Why do women wear such provocative clothing almost exposing their breasts? Surely it is not because it makes them feel better , it is to attract attention from the male population and find a mate for procreation or I am I wrong.

    Jan 18th, 2018 - 07:50 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • Voice

    It's exactly to make them feel better...if you've got it...flaunt it...
    Do you think guys body build to attract women...?
    No women gets a boob job to find a mate...Self Esteem is the main reason...

    Jan 18th, 2018 - 11:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    Guilty conscience, GC?

    “Do you think guys body build to attract women...?”

    I hope not. Most women aren't into that at all.

    Jan 19th, 2018 - 06:57 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Not wanting to get in the middle of the Hollywood x Paris polemic, the contents of your above post may be true in the UK and most of Europe, but not in Latin America.....the amount of rapes attest to that ...over 50,000 last year (in Brazil), an average of 136 p/day, and 10 of which are ‘collective’ rapes. When caught, rapists usually allege that the woman provoked it or was 'asking' for it…this sick mindset is based on the fact that most adolescents or older women who are raped, tend to show a lot of cleavage, or wear provocative clothes, i.e.,very short dresses, showing off their thighs and bellies, which is interpreted as ‘asking for it’. And this stat does not include grabbing a woman’s backside in the bus (that’s just sexual harassment), nor does it include hundreds of cases that go unreported (such as when the rapist is a relative of the victim...father, cousin, “good” [?] friend )… Rapists and the victims tend to belong mainly to the lower classes, although obviously there also victims in higher ones, but many times these are hushed-up. In the Brazilian culture, as in most in Latin America, men are 'machistas' who don't see their companions as equals, and consider them their 'property', which many times leads to murder after a split-up.
    But contrary to your belief, here, women ARE attracted to men who are into body-building, brainless ones perhaps, but they end up being victims just the same. One would think that with the ease there is to procure sex (consensual), there would be no need for rape...and this is common to just about every 3rd world country (with weak social standards).

    Jan 20th, 2018 - 05:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “In the Brazilian culture, as in most in Latin America, men are 'machistas' who don't see their companions as equals, and consider them their 'property', which many times leads to murder after a split-up.”

    I think this 'charming' attitude, along with the high rate of lawlessness in general (all crimes tend affect the lower classes more, right?), explains the large number of rapes in Brazil much better than what anyone is or isn't wearing. In some countries they think a woman showing her hair is 'asking for it', and sexual harassment is vastly worse in countries like Egypt where most women cover up their whole bodies.

    As for the body builders, maybe it's different in Brazil. I'm not talking about men who just go to the gym, but stuff like this:

    Jan 21st, 2018 - 01:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    It's a combination of those things....the less rational beings not being able to, or not wanting to control themselves and the belief women are their inferiors, property, or whatever. But the clothing – or the lack of it – can , and does trigger the most primitive of senses in these animals (no offense to real animals).
    Re body building, I think we understood each other - exaggerated muscles etc - that turn women on ; and, it's not uncommon to come across women who just go to the gym to 'hunt'....

    Jan 21st, 2018 - 11:11 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I don't buy it. There's lots of countries like India that have a big rape problem despite most people dressing conservatively, and in Brazil there are still tribes in the Amazon where people go around practically naked but still manage to get on with their lives.

    I reckon if everyone in Brazil dressed like nuns then these guys would be saying the sight of an ankle made them lose control, yet strangely enough as long as there's a boyfriend around who can beat them up, or a cop who could arrest them, they do manage to control themselves.

    And I'm surprised about the gym thing. There probably are women who do that in the UK, but I never heard of it. Most people go to nightclubs to pull.

    Jan 22nd, 2018 - 06:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Every culture has it's own ideas about how men should, or can, treat women. Dressing habits too, are different, and can provoke different reactions in different cultures. The number of rapes are not necessarily proportional to the amount of clothing worn by the victims...thought that would be pretty obvious, but in Brazil it is a trigger.

    As to the tribes in the Amazon, their culture has existed without that kind of problem for centuries, but if rape does occur within a tribe, I'd think they have their own rules to deal with it.

    The rapes do not occur in open, public places, in broad daylight, but usually in areas of little circulation or in badly lit streets or parks, or even where the rapist and the victim live...and obviously when the potential victim is alone.

    Anyway, was only offering a likely explanation as to why rape is so common in Brazil. The fact is that it is a social problem, which forcibly has to do with how the rapists see women, and react to the various situations where opportunity presents itself..
    Then there are the cases of sexual harrasment - and not just inconvenient flirting with a female colleague at work - but on buses and trains, men who pull their dicks out and shoot their wad on to the victim beside them...
    DT, it's painfully clear once again, that things are kind of different in this tropical paradise.

    Jan 23rd, 2018 - 03:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    “DT, it's painfully clear once again, that things are kind of different in this tropical paradise.”

    Yeah. It's sad for Brazil. We have flashers in the UK, and men who grope women on public transport, but I've never heard of what you described. Generally it's pretty safe for everyone, and no one is suggesting separate carriages for women like they have in Japan.

    It's not inevitable that men act like that, I guess in Brazil they think they can get away with it, and mostly they do.

    Jan 23rd, 2018 - 07:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    About 2 months ago, in the period of 10 days, three men were arrested for serious sexual harassment on public transport....two of them for ejaculating on their victims and one for groping....all it needed was the first case to become public and the offender arrested minutes after the act, to make women to start to stand up for themselves and not suffer in silence....and for the police to take them seriously.

    Jan 24th, 2018 - 06:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    That's so gross, but I'm glad they caught some of these 'men'. Hopefully it will inspire more action against them like you say, from both the victims (and other passengers) and the police.

    Jan 24th, 2018 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Just 11 days ago, a security camera filmed a guy stopping his car on a relatively deserted street at 7 am, and shortly afterwards intercepting a woman walking a few metres away, forcing her into his car, at gunpoint. He raped her for 30 minutes then kicked her out and drove off. He was later identified (by his car), and it turns out he is a cop.....
    By that you should be able to get an idea of how the minds of these pigs work. Some like to say they are 'sick', and perhaps so, but it reflects a nasty part of the culture.

    Jan 25th, 2018 - 02:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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