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Juliette Binoche cuts her hair

Juliette Binoche cuts her hair

Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard and Isabelle Adjani They filmed themselves cutting a lock of hair in support of women in Iran.

There are those who found it pathetic, opportunistic and funny.

Some even silly exclaimed: “Pvt, bearded Iranians don’t care that French stars cut their hair.”

I think these people have a short fuse.

Personally, even if I knew it wouldn’t make any difference to the mullahs, I find the wonderful gesture of Juliette, Marion, and Isabel to be a powerful symbolic gesture… It’s so much better than the Quebec artists, who do nothing. .

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The video filmed by Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Julie Gayet, and many others has gone viral around the world.

But before we criticize them, perhaps we should understand why they did it.

In Iran, on September 16, morality police arrested 22-year-old Mohseh Amini, and killed her because a lock of her hair was sticking out of her hijab.

It was to denounce the futility of his “crime” that hundreds of Iranian women then filmed themselves cutting off… a lock of hair.

Thus, in solidarity with Iranian women, French movie stars cut … a lock of hair.

Masih Alinejad, a brave Iranian journalist and writer who is under police protection in the United States after two assassination attempts and kidnapping, appeared on the programme. good morning america Wednesday ABC.

She was there to explain to the Americans the meaning of the revolution brewing in Iran. and what are you doing? She took the scissors out of her pocket and cut her hair live on TV to explain angrily that “Mahsa Amini was killed by a handful of hair”.

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“Women in Iran are not simply fighting against the compulsory wearing of the veil. They are fighting to end the gender-based apartheid system. Excuse my anger. It is the anger of Iranian women who have been ignored for years.”

Don’t tell me it’s a useless, silly, or opportunistic gesture.

In the Washington PostMasih Alinejad recalled that many Western female politicians accepted to wear the hijab while visiting Iran and “bow back to respect the men who elevated misogyny to the principle of the state.” She also denounced the fact that Western feminists had abandoned their Iranian sisters.

Will we then criticize the French actresses who responded to the call of Masih Alinejad?

MY HAIR APARTHEID

We may find the video inappropriate, we may find it doesn’t go far enough, but as the late Pierre Vallardo said: “We always go too far for people who don’t go anywhere.”

Instead of criticizing and making fun of French actresses by arguing about how much hair they were willing to cut, perhaps bitter minds should direct their criticism at Quebec actresses who have kept their looks.