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Julie Gayet: “It’s a must to put in intercourse schooling from the small lessons, as a result of we all know very effectively that little ladies have extra issue saying no than little boys”

The actress, companion of President Hollande, who comes Thursday to inaugurate a rue Gisèle Halimi in Le Creusot, confides in an interview with creusot-infos. She talks about girls, the violence they endure, rapes, the mandatory schooling. But in addition Sandrine Rousseau, Afghanistan and Iran.

You come to Le Creusot to inaugurate a road within the title of Gisèle Halimi… Is it greater than an emblem?

JULIE GAYET: “A research had proven that solely 3% of streets in France had the title of a girl. It is most likely a bit extra at this time. So sure, coming to inaugurate a road within the title of Gisèle Halimi is each symbolic and vital. It reveals a change in society. It’s true that in 50 years, there have been developments, modifications. However not sufficient.
I might add that Gisèle, who has labored so exhausting for ladies, has at all times stated that progress goes by the legislation. It’s a must to bear in mind what she did concerning the rape, the abortion. Important topics for ladies, of which she has at all times stated that they needed to be collectively to be a power”.

How do you measure it?

“With Me Too in 2017, we are able to clearly say that there was a earlier than and an after. The ladies understood that one might communicate, denounce. Earlier than, girls have been remoted. Now that is not the case, or it’s much less so. I feel that we should combine males into this transformation of society”.

Do you contemplate that males must be appointed to talk and take care of gender equality?

“Girls deliver a number of solutions, as a result of everybody has at the very least one reply. Males discuss quotas. However that raises questions. That of the connection to authority, that of kids. Who takes care of it?
In truth, we are able to clearly see that males can simply discuss quotas, whereas it is sophisticated for ladies… When Delphine Ernotte was appointed head of France Télévisions, there have been solely 8% of girls administrators. She requested for a change and he or she succeeded. You may see that it is all about willpower. It’s a must to get to 50%, like within the cinema. And on this sense, it is crucial that males are greater than involved. Sure, we’d like extra equal pay, extra room for ladies. So the day after we will handle to have 50% of the road names be these of a girl, it is going to be very, very lovely. However sadly it isn’t but tomorrow.

Do you contemplate that Sandrine Rousseau’s provocations are good for the reason for girls, or that they’re too divisive?

“I’ve no good or unhealthy factors to distribute. It is simply her means. I’m lively within the girls’s basis. Speaking is already that.
Issues are struggling to alter. We see rapes with investigations with out follow-up, as a result of we ask girls to justify themselves. However when a girl is raped, the very first thing she does is wash herself. The sufferer just isn’t ready that’s good. Simply have a look at the social networks, the violence. See that the variety of feminicides doesn’t drop in France…”

How do you see issues?

“It’s a international topic. Males have had a mom, typically have a daughter. Our society, patriarchal, misogynistic, doesn’t transfer the traces quick sufficient.

What do you advocate?

“We should act from faculty on the query of equality, on that of consent. . We have to put intercourse schooling within the early grades. Why ? As a result of we all know very effectively that little ladies have a more durable time saying no than little boys. And the outcome at this time is that in our society, there are 80% battered girls and 20% battered males”.

When you might apply three choices, what would they be?

“First and with out hesitation: Research the Spanish mannequin that succeeded in bringing down feminicides. As a result of we can not proceed to just accept having so many feminicides. Nadia Mourad, Nobel Peace Prize winner is true to say that rape should turn into a battle crime, a criminal offense towards humanity.
Secondly, I’ve already talked about it: We should insist on schooling. There’s work and it needs to be concrete.
Thirdly, we should put in place actions to alter issues, that we actually hearken to girls”.

In Le Creusot, you’ll meet the VIF community. Created in 2005, it was among the many first. Is it vital so that you can meet its facilitators?

“These networks have acquired expertise and experience. On the time of confinement, France opened its eyes. She understood that there’s nothing worse than being locked up by her executioner. Keep in mind, the numbers have exploded. So sure, I affirm it, the VIF networks (violence intrafamilial), beginning with that of Le Creusot, have acquired expertise and are doing marvelous work. It have to be prolonged as a result of we all know that it’s harder after we are remoted, for instance in a rural space. I acknowledge that issues have modified for the reason that Grenelle, even when it’s not but sufficient.
Personally, I’m optimistic. I be aware that the hotline towards rape has gone in the correct course, with a 30% improve within the variety of complaints filed.

Is it doable to go additional?

“Sure. Funding is required. Earlier than, the quantity was closed on evenings and weekends. In the present day it is 24 hours a day and now you even see youngsters calling. Which means the messages get by. There’s a number of work to be performed to take away concern, to free speech”.

You might be an actress. Are there any roles you flip down?

“There’s to start with what I settle for with enthusiasm. Like within the movie “Marion, 13 years previous ceaselessly” the place I play a mom whose daughter dedicated suicide as a result of she was the sufferer of bullying. I refuse sexism, or else in a comedy to denounce it similar to misogyny. It’s a must to know find out how to method the topics of humiliation, rape, violence, discover a mind-set”.

Afghanistan, Iran… What is going on on there scares you?

“The ban on going to highschool in Afghanistan is a return to the Center Ages. In Iran, it’s not solely college students who’re combating, they’ve been joined by college students. I see in it the virtues of schooling. I’ve the sensation that issues are shifting on the planet. Look, even in america the place, after we analyze, we see that Trump’s outrageous statements have triggered Republican candidates to lose. In america, there’s a wind of protest from girls that has risen towards Trump. Alone, it is extra sophisticated, collectively it is simpler!

Collected by Alain BOLERY

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