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Thursday, July 28, 2011

P.S. re Sir Thomas and DSK

For those who might be interested and have not already taken the trouble to browse the Net on this subject, the following is just a sampler of responsible journalists and intelligent bloggers who have all written about Strauss-Kahn's pattern of behavior toward women over many years, and who have also written about the political, legal and journalistic culture of France which has shaped a very different response to same than would ever have occurred in the United States:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/french-reaction-to-strauss-kahn-case-marks-cultural-shift/2011/07/02/AGZubZvH_story.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/dominique-strausskahn-whats-in-a-reputation-2284965.html

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/MindMoodNews/dominique-strauss-kahn-ladies-man-sexual-predator/story?id=13612519

http://www.economist.com/node/18712833

http://youngfeministtaskforce.blogspot.com/2011/07/dominique-strauss-kahn-so-much-for-us.html

http://crunkfeministcollective.wordpress.com/2011/07/07/dominique-strauss-kahn-and-whos-really-being-set-up-here/

The part that I believe would have been of greatest interest to Jane Austen is the hypocrisy, the accommodation to the exertion of male power over women.

Cheers, ARNIE

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