Author Calls On Women to 'Completely Eliminate' Men from Their Lives
Demands women no longer eat food, listen to music, read books or watch films made by men
A radical feminist author has called on women to "completely eliminate" men from their lives in her new book.
French activist Alice Coffin, a Paris city Councillor, is demanding women "erase" men by refusing to listen to music, watch films, or read books that were made by men.
Coffin, a lesbian, has received glowing Amazon reviews for her controversial new book that claims to provide the ultimate solution to female emancipation.
In her debut book, Lesbian Genius, Coffin reveals that she and her partner Yuri even refuse to consume foods and drinks unless they have been produced by only women.
Reflecting on feminism and lesbianism, she claims that the only way for women to be truly emancipated is to eradicate men from their lives completely.
"It's not enough to help one another, we have to erase them," she declares.
"Erase them from our minds, from our pictures, from our representation," Coffin writes.
"I don't read books by men anymore, I don't watch their movies, I don't listen to their music," she added.
Alice admits she imagined herself as a boy when she was younger but now believes being a lesbian is a "greater" achievement.
The author who says she's aware that generalizing may annoy people, claims men are a "permanent war on women" and her book is a response to the favor men continue to receive.
Speaking about the male role models and those currently in leadership, Alice writes: "There's only men like Macron at the head of our political, economic and cultural institutions and in the media.
"Some worse than others. Let them go.
"They sow misfortune, we want joy.
"Being a lesbian is a party, they won't spoil it."
Hinting at the reason why she doesn't watch films made by men, Alice argues the media objectifies women.
"Following into a well-oiled mechanism created by the Catholic state, the movie industry turned women into objects to massacre, while still putting them on the highest of pedestal.
"Be beautiful and shut up, be beautiful and I rape you, be beautiful, you're going to die, this is the movie industry," she says.
Alice argues men erect monuments to celebrate their heroes, meanwhile, women are abused for centuries and their history is lost without a trace.
"I never say that men have everything to win with feminism," she adds.
"It's false. They have everything to lose.
"Their privilege, their monopoly, their power."
Arguing that women are blasted for speaking out, she says: "When we, feminists, put together lists, produce data, are outraged, they have the nerve to ask: 'But you don't think, you just hate men'."
Despite the book receiving a flood of five stars reviews on Amazon as readers gush that the author makes points they haven't heard before, fellow French feminists have blasted Alice's call to action.
Marlène Schiappa who is France's former minister for gender equality, accused the author of advocating for "a form of apartheid," reports The Economist.
She was asked to share her views about the book promoting a "form of totalitarianism" in a discussion with radio host Sonia Mabrouk.
Meanwhile, author Agnès Poirier argues Alice's new French feminism would be dubbed "ridiculous" by Simone de Beauvoir.
Simone who published The Second Sex in 1949, was bisexual and flouted convention to give French women a voice.