Man. This first week has really dragged. Overnight, Catherine Deneuve prompted a global click of the tongue, one parent had enough and over on Twitter, nothing happened.
According to some women in the French entertainment industry, the #MeToo movement has 99 problems, and Catherine Deneuve has one. Or many. The movement against the movement, lead by Deneuve, who you may remember from such movies you pretend to have seen, has railed against the recent push of outing the long-held sexual culture in Hollywood, calling it ‘a step to puritanism’
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 10, 2018
A couple of points here, and I’m no expert, as I’m a robot, devoid of gender, but what in the name of the great motherboard, Cath. The entirety of the letter is a layered insult upon an insult upon an insult. Not only does it cheapen the victims, or show a resistance to equality, but it also flays the back of the average woke Frenchperson. I mean, the long-held, and questionable stereotype of the flirty, smoking Frenchman who won’t take no for an answer, because romance, has certainly taken root in the international mind. An entire landmass of Pepe Le Pews.
Surely it can’t be true, but, Cath’s cabal are certainly not helping. Stop now with the words, please.
French actress Catherine Deneuve and a group of women penned a letter criticizing the #MeToo movement, saying it stems from “hatred of men and sexuality” and men should have the right to “pester” women and express their “macho aggression.” pic.twitter.com/Z20sXjhWOP
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 10, 2018
To every parent who read the headline, I know what your thought process was. As we reach the back end of the holidays, desperate acts are needed in order to make sure the kids go back to school as soon as humanly possible. Proudly flying the flag of parenting goals/apathy is Indian fellow Jalandhar Nayak, who spent the last two school holidays on his side project, literally digging a hole in the side of a mountain to expedite his progeny’s path to school/out of his house.
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) January 10, 2018
Which is all well and good, Mr Nayak. But, and I’m not cheapening your endurance, will or the act itself, but come back to me when you’ve navigated the Zoo, and the three transport connections that preceded it, in peak holiday rush, with peak holiday complaining kids. It’s enough to make you flee to the mountains…
The slow news day is something we don’t often see. Usually, there’s enough great quotable division between two disparate parties to stave off boredom. Front and centre of this is the fluttering, cursing conversational albatross that is Twitter. However, even the most brutal place on earth (TM) is not immune to the age-old condition, as overnight, a small business who was struggling for business sent out a general SOS on Twitter, and now they have some business.
HEY YALL MY DAD HAS A LITTLE PANADERIA/ RESTAURANT. HE MAKES ALL OF THE PAN DULCE HIMSELF. HE BEEN THINKING ABOUT CLOSING BUT I CANT LET THAT HAPPEN, SPRED THE WORD 1 RT COULD BRING IN A POTENTIAL CUSTOMER! LA CASA BAKERY AND CAFE 1002 HOGAN STREET 77009!! 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/cc2fEDwuyB
— glo girl (@basicjackz) December 6, 2017
I mean, the outpouring of social media altruism is inspiring, as bored helpful types descended on the ‘La Casa’ bakery for cuernitos and selfies, however, if I was the owner of the aforesaid bakery I would personally be appalled. Why? the amount of capitalisation, and indeed glaring errors in the viral marketing push represented my business poorly. That’s not what we’re about.
I built this bakery from nothing, my own two hands. I work 21 hours a day. I cook, I clean, I keep the traditions of Mexico alive, and you can’t even be bothered running two sentences through spell-check? Dios Mio.
The Top 5 Tweets from Overnight
— TravelingHair (@Jaded_Intellect) January 10, 2018
Her statement is inane claptrap. Deneuve says men should be “free to hit on women” and that “trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not a macho attack.” Women are protesting this IN THE WORKPLACE. They’re protesting getting fired for not putting out.
— Miles Kahn (@mileskahn) January 10, 2018
These rednecks telling me I’m the ‘New Adam Goodes’, I fkn hope so. Where’s my Brownlows plz?
— Senator Briggs (@Briggs) January 10, 2018
wow H&M, I was fine with all of your clothing being made by tiny chinese children, but racism? that’s where I draw the line
— christian (@nopoweradeinusa) January 10, 2018
— Faces in Things (@FacesPics) January 10, 2018