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(en) France, Union Communiste Libertaire UCL AL #308 - Antipatriarchy, Eric Dupond-Moretti: a rapist inside, an accomplice to justice (de, it, fr, pt)[machine translation]

Date Tue, 6 Oct 2020 07:25:58 +0300


"An interior rapist, an accomplice to justice": one slogan among others that could be heard in the feminist demonstrations which took place all over France during the announcement of the Castex government. Regarding Darmanin, accused of two rapes, the case is heard. The new Minister of Justice claims to be "feminist". ---- While there is nothing in particular to be expected from the appointment of a government, the announcement of the appointment of Gerald Darmanin and Éric Dupond-Moretti to two key ministries of the Interior and Justice made the effect of a cold shower for feminist activists. The presence of these two ministers will, moreover, absolutely not be counterbalanced by the Minister responsible for Equality between women and men (among other responsibilities), Élisabeth Moreno, a senior executive of multinationals who believes in "complementarity men and women" and the inevitability of sexist coffee machine jokes.

Dupond-Moretti, new Minister of Justice, vigorously defends his colleague Darmanin (in the name of the presumption of innocence which we will recall that this is not the question[1]) and accuses feminists of being too much. He was able to declare: "I am for the feminist fight, not for the feminist fight led by some, some who behave like ayatollahs." Dupond-Moretti draws its hollow simplistic conceptions of feminism: the one that bothers the established order on the one hand, and government feminism right on the other. The lawyer resolutely sides with the latter camp.

An anti-feminist lawyer
His legal career has given him opportunities to show his anti-feminism. In 2018, he deplored the "hysterization"[2]of public debate in general. And declared "that whistling a woman, it becomes a criminal offense, it is astounding. Decency should rule that, not the law. We all know that when it comes to sexism, a friendly reminder to men of the rules of decorum is very effective. Not sure that fines are more effective without prevention" .

He also made fun of the term feminicide, and criticized #Metoo in these terms: "#Metoo has freed the floor and that's great. But there are also "folasses" who tell bullshit and pledge the honor of a guy who can not defend himself, because he is already crucified on social networks." We are still looking for the name wrongly accused celebrities.

In rape cases, his defense strategy typically consists of asserting that the victim was consenting. After all, his job as a lawyer is to try to exonerate his client. However, nothing obliges him to mistreat the victims. In defending Georges Tron at his trial, he declared: "at 30, you are not a vase unable to say no to a man who takes you off" .

After joining the government, Muriel Salmona (Association Mémoire traumatique et victimologie) took stock of his years of advocacy: "He distinguished himself by not taking into account all the psychotraumatic aspect of victims and his very abusive attitude. in the courtrooms vis-à-vis the latter. Beyond all his thunderous outings on sexist outrage, he is a man who conveys the whole culture of rape. This is a very bad signal sent to victims."

Male solidarity

From his appointment, Dupond-Moretti nevertheless claimed to be for the total equality of rights between men and women and therefore to be a feminist. The problem is that a number of mistreatments against women are not resolved by equal rights, however total. The case of violence is emblematic: no one has the right to hit or kill the person who shares their life. Yet the police and judicial system of a patriarchal society allows men to do so. It is therefore not an evolution of the law that is sufficient (in law, women are now more or less equal to men), but by a much more fundamental questioning of the patriarchal system which produces and legitimizes oppression. .

His first interventions before the National Assembly revealed the extent of his ignorance in matters of violence against women. When questioned in the Law Commission on the low rate of convictions of perpetrators of rape and attempted rape, he questioned the origin of the figures produced by his own ministry and questioned their reality " [3].

It is on the disappearance or not and the use of assize courts that he will be able to prove his commitment against gender-based and sexual violence. Assize courts (however bad one thinks of class justice) are characterized by a long time, full debates and a popular jury. For lack of means, cases are corrected (underqualified) to go to criminal court ; mainly rape cases, which are then treated as sexual assault. An experiment is underway and has recently been expanded with criminal courts that try crimes punishable by 15 to 20 years imprisonment, among which is rape.

The lawyer Dupond-Moretti affirmed to be attached to the courts of assizes; the minister will have to be judged on the spot. The first embryo of a policy change: he reaffirmed his commitment against gender-based violence. The "repression" against male perpetrators of domestic violence is one of its priorities: "I want men suspected of domestic violence, if they are not referred, to be summoned by the prosecutor and to receive a formal judicial warning."

The new government is anti-feminist. Appointing a minister accused of rape (proceedings in progress) and a notorious masculinist is a clear message: violence committed against women by men, I do not care. I blah a bit, it's trendy, and I'm first and foremost a trendy product. But what matters to me above all is solidarity between couillus. White and well-off.

Christine (UCL Sarthe)

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[1] Lawyers for the Home Secretary have never denied that he had sex with a woman asking him for help clearing his criminal record in 2009, and that he then wrote a letter to the Keeper of the Seals at the time. However, they deny any exchange. "Did Darmanin admit the exchange of sex for a promise of free pass? », Release , July 21, 2020.

[2] Hysterical: tendency to spectacular emotional manifestations, origin of the word: uterus

[3]For 100 rapes and attempts, only one conviction: is Dupond-Moretti right to doubt this figure? », Release , July 22, 2020.

https://www.unioncommunistelibertaire.org/?Eric-Dupond-Moretti-un-violeur-a-l-interieur-un-complice-a-la-justice
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