One of Australia’s most famous feminists has slammed actresses accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment claiming ‚opening their legs‘ for the disgraced movie producer was ‚tantamount to consent‘.
Germaine Greer, 78, was named Australian of the Year in Britain during a gala event at Australia House in London – and she didn’t hold back in an in-depth interview before the event.
‚If you spread your legs because he said „be nice to me and I’ll give you a job in a movie“ then I’m afraid that’s tantamount to consent, and it’s too late now to start whingeing about that,‘ she said.
She did however acknowledge that this does not excuse the predatory actions of high-profile men like Weinstein.
Und dann noch:
Slamming the #MeToo campaign, Ms Greer said: ‚I want, I’ve always wanted, to see women react [to sexual harassment] immediately‘, emphasising that women facing sexual harassment should take ‚direct and immediate action‘ against their attackers.
Ms Greer lamented that ‚in the old days‘, women weren’t afraid to ’slap down‘ foolish men who leered after them.
‚I want women to react here and now. I want the woman on a train who feels a man’s hand where it shouldn’t be … to be able to say quite clearly, „Stop“,‘ she said.
But she acknowledges that speaking up is far more difficult in the case of Harvey Weinstein, because men like him wield huge economic power.
Dann allerdings sagt sie auch:
When asked about the #MeToo movement, Ms Greer said that she worries that allegations ‚will be taken to pieces‘ by the lawyers hired by powerful attackers.
She further lamented that the campaign hadn’t ‚gone far enough in its original aim‘ to shine a light on the abuse of regular workers by their employers and raising money to take abusers to court.
Ms Greer called out French actress Catherine Deneuve for backing down recently after becoming one of a hundred French women who signed an open letter expressing regret that the #MeToo movement was portraying women as ‚powerless victims‘.
Most controversially, she called for authorities to ditch the concept of rape as a crime in favour of a ‚coherent law of sexual consent‘.
‚I have seen the police working up a rape case trying desperately hard to build it up so it will stand up in court – and wasting their time,‘ she explained.‘
‚The burden of proof is too high and that’s because the tariff is too onerous. Rape is a daily crime, it’s not spectacular. What we need is a coherent law of sexual assault.‘
Das ist eine interessante Aussage: Sie sagt, dass Vergewaltigung auch deswegen so schwer zu beweisen ist, weil es einen so hohen Strafrahmen hat und man daher lieber einen weniger schweren Straftatbestand schaffen sollte, wenn ich sie richtig verstehe.
Die alten Feministinnen scheinen mir da mehr auf Handlungen aus zu sein und weniger darauf abzustellen, dass Frauen passive Opfer sind.