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Karina Piser is a freelance writer. Is France’s prized culture of seduction and gallantry finally coming undone? The long overdue backlash against Gabriel Matzneff , the celebrated author who wrote extensively of his sexual encounters with minors, suggests that, after slow progress for the #MeToo movement, France is finally starting to reckon with its attitude toward sex and sexual liberation. The controversy began in January, when the publisher Vanessa Springora released her new book, “Le Consentement,” or “Consent,” in which she details how Matzneff, then 50, manipulatively drew her into a sexual relationship when she was just 14. Matzneff denies her allegations. Now, the elites... Full story

14 February