I bristle immediately anytime I hear the name of well-known Director Roman Polanski. I hate that dude -- mostly because he was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl years ago and ran off to France to avoid serving his time, and I also believe he probably got away with the raping several other women as well. But he also just gives me the full-on creeps. And now he's running his (creepy) mouth over at Cannes Film Festival and being frickin' Grade-A douchebag again!
Polanski, 79, is at Cannes promoting his new film Venus in Fur (creepy), starring his current baby wife Emmanuelle Seigner, 46 (creepy). He describes the film as a "satire of sexism" (god, so creepy). When a reporter asked how his views about women had changed over the years, Polanski said, "I think that the Pill has changed greatly the woman of our times, 'masculinising' her ... I think that it chases away the romance from our lives and that's a great pity."
What ... the ... eff ...?!!!
I don't even know how to respond. I'm not even sure I can begin to analyze this man's effed up head. What does THAT mean?
I don't think Polanski means that women became biologically more "masculine" by taking birth control pills. If I had to guess, I'd say he means that women garnished more power in their own lives when the Pill came along -- which is true for single and married women alike. But clearly, Polanski didn't like that. He liked when there was a much larger power dynamic between the sexes. Apparently, he finds the idea of a woman being in charge of her own sexuality and life "unromantic."
Gross. That's all I have to say. Gross. And I don't know why I'm even shocked.
What do you think Polanski meant by this statement?
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