French male ‘intellectuals’ explain that it’s all about their cocks

Yep, it’s official; according to 343 male ‘intellectuals’ in France, men’s erections matter more than women’s lives.

We’ve always know this is what men really think, but it isn’t usually spelt out so clearly for us. If men have the right to be sexually serviced, and this is what they are saying with this petition, then that means that a woman or child (or man) will, sooner rather than later, lose their right to be free from unwanted sex.

This is what patriarchy is, this is what the sex industry is, it is about the right men believe they have to be sexually serviced, to have access to the bodies of women and children (and men).

On a slightly positive note though, if the French government can instigate the Nordic Model (the decriminalisation of the prostitute her (or him) self, plus the criminalisation of the john), then any western country can.

A group of French intellectuals have come under fire from feminists over a magazine petition in which several high-profile male journalists, commentators and actors demanded the right to visit sex-workers.

The petition – deliberately styled along the lines of a famous 1971 feminist appeal to legalise abortion led by Simone de Beauvoir – was aimed at countering the government’s proposals to criminalise anyone who pays for sex in France. The French parliament will soon debate Socialist proposals to make it illegal to pay for sex, meaning anyone who buys sex from any kind of sex-worker would face heavy fines.

The men’s petition in the November issue of the magazine Causeur was signed by figures including the novelist and editor Frederic Beigbeder, several journalists and columnists, comedians, actors and the lawyer Richard Malka, who has defended clients including the former IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The petition stated “some of us have gone, go, or will go to prostitutes – and we are not even ashamed”. They added “everyone should be free to sell their charms, and even to love doing it.”

But feminists and the government expressed outrage at what they saw as the hijacking of the feminist writer de Beauvoir’s 1971 abortion manifesto in which 343 famous women, including Catherine Deneuve and Jeanne Moreau, admitted having had an abortion, something which left them liable for arrest. That petition, which the media later dubbed the manifesto of the “343 salopes” – sluts or bitches – helped lead to the legalisation of abortion in France.

That the men’s petition on prostitution was deliberately titled “the manifesto of the 343 bastards” sparked fury from some women’s groups and MPs.

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, government spokeswoman and minister for women’s rights, said: “The 343 salopes were asking to be able to freely use their body. The 343 bastards are demanding the right to use others’ bodies.”

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2 responses

  1. I’m in continental Europe (if not France), and I have encountered this entitlement of men – particular those in higher positions fancying themselves leftist and/or liberal – very often already.

    This for sure is one of the consequences of the 60s/70s “sexual revolution”. In many regards it has backfired, and this is one of them. Not only the entitlement, but the smugness while employing misogyny (‘bastards’) is very typical.

  2. Yep, the only sexuality that got liberated was men’s. As Germaine Greer put it, we won the right to say yes, but lost the right to say no.

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