La France est une femme
The opinion of the French concerning DSK is not what you are pointing out: you think that the French people are keen to defend DSK, who is offensive to women. On the contrary, the French people condemned DSK and criticize their own justice system.
As a matter of fact, we always criticize. As you know, we are culturally arrogant. We are also, as you know, surrender monkeys. And indeed, the French are always keen to protect the weakest.
Our heroes are losers: Joan of Arc was burnt alive by the English; beloved bicycle champion Poulidor never won the Tour de France; our national symbol is a chicken.
In the DSK case, widespread French public opinion is impressed only by the women crying “Shame on you” at DSK in front of the courthouse.
Indeed, the French used to be sans-culottes fighting the kings.
Please remark that, after we established a Republic (1792), England, Prussia (Germany), Italy, Austria, all attacked the French. Please note that we fought alone. There was not a single American helping us. Exceptionally, because we were arrogant by that time and not able to afford culottes (pants/trousers), we managed to win.
For this reason, what impresses the French is that the poorest women of the richest city are protesting against injustice. The French are not opposed to women. The French are all black women. France is a woman. Sans culotte.
I am very sorry you have bad feelings about French male chauvinism. I do not believe we are really like that. Most of our favorite people are women: besides Joan, we admire Marie Curie in science, Simone Veil in politics, Lady Gaga and Céline Dion in pop music, etc. I hope you will change your mind.
Jan 7 2012 - 10:19am