From A Woman Who Knows …

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

Catherine Deneuve… a thing or two about beauty, the movie business, and, I presume, being subjected to bad, boorish, and even criminal behavior, comes this: “Rape is a crime. But insistent or clumsy flirting is not a crime, nor is gallantry a chauvinist aggression.”  Sometimes when a man interacts with a woman, he is just being appreciative of the beauty and grace they bring to the world, albeit clumsily.  Making it so that I am reluctant to talk to females in the office, or subjecting my son to prosecution years from now for something based on last night helps no one.  Thank you, Catherine Deneuve.

Read the article: NY Times