Aurore Bergé salutes the #MeToo wave in French cinema | EUROtoday

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” VS'is our history, our experiences that we face. » In an interview with Le Parisien, published on Saturday March 2, Aurore Bergé welcomed the #MeToo wave which has been relaunched, particularly in French cinema in recent weeks by the speaking out of actress Judith Godrèche.

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The minister chargeable for equality between ladies and men estimated that this new breath of denunciation of sexist and sexual violence “really comes from our country”. “I think, in reality, that we are living “our” MeToo. A wave swept by way of France a couple of years in the past, but it surely got here from overseas,” she defined, mentioning specifically the “unbelievable courage” of actresses Judith Godrèche, Vanessa Springora and “many others”.

“There is nothing to defend” concerning Gérard Depardieu

While denouncing the truth that “for too long, women have internalized violence”, she welcomed the truth that it was now “up to the predator to be sidelined”. MP Renaissance additionally introduced the launch of a mission “on sexist and sexual violence” with “all the ministries concerned” to “change the rules in all places […] where a relationship of authority exists: sport, culture, health, public service”.

Questioned by Le Parisien, she returned to the phrases of Emmanuel Macron who had estimated that Gérard Depardieu, focused by 5 complaints for sexual assault and rape, made “France proud”. Aurore Bergé judged that there was “nothing to defend”. According to her, the published of the Complément d'investigation report “was sufficient in itself to disqualify” the actor.

The minister, nevertheless, insisted on having “no doubt” in regards to the “deep conviction” and the “personal and sincere” dedication of the President of the Republic in favor of gender equality. “Otherwise, do you think I would be here?” “, she mentioned.