An activist holds a banner reading “For him impunity, for her a life sentence” during a protest in Paris.
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France, the country of both Brigitte Bardot and Simone de Beauvoir, is in a bind over where seduction ends and sexual harassment begins.Many have wondered if France can address men's behavior toward women without throwing out its Don Juan national identity.Many women in France reject his viewpoint, favoring instead the writings of French feminist de Beauvoir on the oppression of women.It seemed to signal that France would lead the way in the fight against harassment, with the posts that numbered in the hundreds of thousands and spoke of ubiquitous sexism and predation in France's culture, political and business worlds.More significantly, no powerful figures in France have lost their jobs or reputations.Such perceived apathy has triggered an outcry from French feminists, who laud the U.S. outpouring against harassment and accuse France of having normalized sexism.However, feminists say that symbolic moves are not enough to combat the engrained sexism in France, where many people appear to be confused about the line between flirtation and harassment.
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