Editorial of October 20, 2017

Action! Against sexual assault

The Harvey Weinstein scandal, a famous American producer accused of sexual harassment and rape, has been a devastating hurricane in Hollywood. His unacceptable behavior benefited from the complicity of his entourage.

We no longer count the number of women who dared to lance the boil. On October 14, he is also excluded from the Academy Awards.

The political world is also affected, as Weinstein was one of the main donors of the Democratic Party.

The case quickly gained civil society worldwide, and mobilization campaigns multiplied on social networks: #MeToo in the United States, #BalanceTonPorc in France…

At least this scandal put forward a taboo and painful subject.

* In France, for example, one in five women have experienced sexual harassment at work.

To see our previous weekly editorials on international news, take a look here!

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