France pretty women
Rose McGowan was invited on French tv yesterday night to speak about her ordeals and of the @metoo phenomenon.
As she was explaining what happened to her, why she cut her hair, why she decided to dress like a cheap tart for 1998 MTV awards, why the world was changing for women… we started a family debate with our 13 year-old daughter on the subject. We focused on Catherine Deneuve’s letter which she signed with more than 100 other Frenchwomen denouncing the #MeToo movement and its French counterpart, #Balancetonporc, or “Expose Your Pig.”
I wanted to put things into perspective for my girl so that she understood things better. France and the U.S. are worlds apart on the matter! McGowan explained she had been advised at the beginning of her career not to cut her hair – “if you do that, men won’t want to fuck you. If they don’t want to fuck you, you won’t get any jobs”, she was told.
The sentence was pretty shocking – on many levels. But I won’t go into that. Nor do I want to start a fight with what that subject.
More than anything, I wanted my daughter to think about what it is like to be feel pretty. Because, sexual harassment apart, this new feminist trend is about the boundaries of seduction, isn’t it? What it is like to be pretty, to be sexy, to be elegant… Many different levels.
I thought of all those French celebraties I personally found attractive. I searched Pinterest for pictures. And it struck me what the ” je ne sais quoi ” meant!
Look at these ladies! Formidably sexy, pretty and elegant all at the same time! Isn’t feminism a definition for being an attractive woman for whom sexiness doesn’t necessarily means cleavage, long hair, fake nails and cleft tight dress.
No matter the country you’re from, could you feel attractive in a crisp white shirt, in flat shoes, in a pair of trousers, with short hair, with small breast…? Is your feminine power centered between your bosom or elsewhere? Let me know…