I live in France but have been watching in disgust as one of the most politically correct countries in the world becomes even more boring and politically correct–my home country of Canada.
I believe politicians such as Weiner and entertainment moguls such as Harvey Weinstein and Roman Polanski are pigs and deserve jail time.
That being said, I also agree with French movie star Catherine Deneuve who hit out at a new “puritanism” sparked by sexual harassment scandals, declaring that men should be “free to hit on” women.
Deneuve was one of about 100 female French writers, performers and academics who wrote an open letter deploring the wave of “denunciations” that has followed claims that the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein raped and sexually assaulted women over decades. They claimed the “witch-hunt” that followed threatens sexual freedom. “Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not – nor is men being gentlemanly a macho attack,”
Signs of things going overboard.
Garrison Keillor being forced to resign: https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/11/29/567241644/garrison-keillor-accused-of-inappropriate-behavior-minnesota-public-radio-says
Ontario Premier-in-Waiting Opposition Leader Pat Brown resigning because he had consensual oral sex with one woman and being rejected by another (sounds like experiences that most men face after the age of 18) https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/01/25/patrick-browns-downfall-an-affront-to-fairness.html
A Liberal wheelchair- bound Cabinet Minister being forced to resign because he called a woman yummy on social media. Oh, the horror! http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/trudeau-davos-wraps-1.4503098
If this trend continues, only nuns, eunuchs, and other bores will go into politics or the arts!