Of Quebec known support dénonciatrices

News 15 January, 2018
  • Catherine Montambeault

    Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:06

    Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:06

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    More than 180 high profile women in quebec have signed a joint statement in response to the letter posted in France who defends the “freedom to annoy” men.

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    The statement #EtMaintenant gathers women from all walks of life, including Fabienne Larouche, Liza Frulla, Micheline Lanctôt, Julie Snyder, and Fatima Houda-Pepin. They expressed their support towards the victims of sexual violence who took the floor during the movement #MoiAussi this fall.

    Last week, a group of 100 French actress Catherine Deneuve, has published a letter in the daily le Monde to defend the ” dredge insistent “. This message goes against the impetus born of the case, Weinstein drew the ire of many feminists, including Léa Clermont-Dion and Aurélie Lanctôt.

    “I received this letter as a slap in the face. I found it very condescending, to the limit that is violent, because it reculpabilise the victims, ” said the facilitator, and the author Léa Clermont-Dion, who has even denounced his assailant alleged, Michel Venne, last October.

    “The declaration in the World, we have a lot shaken, because it is as if suddenly, there was a current of disapproval for women who have denounced their attacker,” adds the chronicler Aurélie Lanctôt.

    Not the end of the seduction

    The two women were invited on the set of Tout le monde en parle on Sunday evening to discuss the points defended by the controversial letter. After the airing of the show on Sunday, they have published online their own declaration, in collaboration with Josée Boileau, Françoise David, Francine Pelletier and Elisabeth Vallet.

    They claimed in particular that the fact that women pose to their limits does not mean that the “game of seduction” should disappear, or that a “hunt for witches” is launched.

    “No one has ever denounced the reports of seduction, on the contrary, indicates Léa Clermont-Dion. The problem is when there is the absence of consent, or that there is an abuse. You can’t trivialize it. “

    The instigators of the project have titled their letter #EtMaintenant to focus on what remains to be done to achieve ” true equality of the sexes “. “It is necessary to give more assistance to victims in both upstream and downstream, as much to prevent as to cure,” says Ms. Clermont-Dion.


    “Yes, there is a difference between a comment sexist and a sexual assault. But an act does there need to be criminal to be inappropriate ? If it is made without the consent of the person, if it is repeated, if the refusal results in retaliation, this act is an abuse of power. ”

    “Women no longer accept to be reduced to the status of objects of male desire. They want to ask their limits, say “no” without fear of dismissal, insult, or violence. […] To seek justice is not screaming for vengeance. ”

    “Reflection and dialogue were initiated, positively, in privacy as in the public space. So many women, so many men see it as a breath and of hope. This is not victimization-it is a question, but a force that finally appears. “