on July 23 and 24 last, as elected in paris, I attended the first Council of Paris, in which were to be discussed budget issues and security. A further discussion is invited in the parliament after the resignation of Christophe Girard from his position of assistant to the Culture under the pressure of feminist activists denouncing this appointment, while questions have been raised about the support that he has brought to the writer Gabriel Matzneff under investigation for rape on a minor. His hearing by the investigators was focused on the settlement of the hotel bills of Matzneff by the company Yves Saint Laurent, through Girard, as noted in several press articles. Amazing thing, the debate around the resignation of Christophe Girard was invited into the chamber by the prefect of police, Didier Lallement, who came to present the security policy in Paris. The tribute paid to him by the prefect to the former assistant to the Culture of Anne Hidalgo has provoked lively opposition on the part of two elected environmentalists, including the feminist activist Alice Coffin, which was found a victim in the days that followed, a violent smear campaign on the social networks. Like many French, like many women, I experienced the whole sequence with a sense of profound discomfort.
to Stop the conniving socialite who believes that rape of children in low-cost HOUSING estates for workers, it is pedophilia, but do it in the hotel rooms of Saint-Germain-des-Prés or the villas of Los Angeles, it is artistic. Pedophilia is a crime
a feeling of Uneasiness to see a prefect of police, a representative of the State, consider that it is his role to take part in this ethical debate. That is the prefect Lallement to make standing ovation at the actions of private of a man when it is precisely these acts in private, which led to the expression of anger ?
Unease to see this cultural left who abandons the defense of the most fragile when it comes to protecting his own. "Stop mccarthyism in" cultural, " said Jack Lang, after the resignation of Christophe Girard. I answer him : stop the conniving socialite who believes that rape of children in low-cost HOUSING estates for workers, it is pedophilia, but do it in the hotel rooms of Saint-Germain-des-Prés or the villas of Los Angeles, it is artistic. Pedophilia is a crime.
Unease to see a resurgence of the methods that are systematically used to discredit the word of women and the complainants. A video of 2018, where Alice Coffin held about excessive, has been massively shared from the day after the Council of Paris in order to discredit everything about her. How do we want to release the word of the women if they knew they were being exposed to the worst lynching and bashing the most violent as soon as they speak ?
Unease to see the camp Hidalgo inveighing against "the hysteria activist" from its allies, and eco-friendly. How a majority is said feminist dare she use precisely this term, which, etymologically and in the history of medicine and of psychoanalysis, the link between the womb of women and their inability to control their emotions and to contain ?
Unease within my own ranks, to see the satisfaction in the face of the explosion of the majority of municipal and non-outrage in the face of the false pretenses of a left that has so often given lessons.
Discomfort in the face of this attempt to make us believe that feminism is the hatred of men and the return to the moral order. When will stop there to highlight the spectrum of a judiciarization of the company where it will soon no longer be possible to make a compliment to a woman without risking a lawsuit ? When stop-t-we think that the demand for equality of rights, it is to put an end to centuries of French culture, courtly love, gallantry, the map of tenderness. As if a man was not able to make the difference between a game of seduction and harassment. As if men and women could not establish intimate relationships, friendly or romantic, and live out their sexual freedom with equality and without domination.
My vision of feminism is not that of Alice Coffin. In the making of a feminist fighting for the rights of minorities, the left has once again abandoned and social issues related to work, such as equal pay, equal access to positions of power and the recognition of the professions mainly exercised by women. I am ready to oppose Alice Coffin in the chamber of the Council of Paris on these substantive debates, but there is nothing to justify, when our views diverge, drowning the people in a torrent of hatred. In recent days, the left has demonstrated time and again that it does not combat, it defends his own. So, today, in defence of the dignity of women and the legitimacy of their word, I am proud to say, both the prefect Lallement as the mayor of Paris : "We are not in the same camp. "