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Celia Larkin: Feminazis should take note: there's life after infidelity

Postmodern feminism means freedom to choose even if it angers the masses, writes Celia Larkin

Celia Larkin

Published 25/12/2011 | 05:00

"The heart has its reasons that reason knows not of ... " -- Blaise Pascal

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Shame on those who criticise the readers of Terrafemina for selecting Anne Sinclair, Dominique Strauss-Kahn's wife, as France's Woman of the Year. Shame on those -- particularly women -- who condemn her for staying with him.

It's outrageous, this idea that if a woman, of her own free will, stays with someone widely regarded as a sexual philanderer, then she must have something deeply wrong with her. Anne Sinclair is a smart, decisive woman. Not a victim. She is not a person whose future career or financial security depends on the man in her life. She is truly an autonomous individual who has chosen to stay with the man accused of sexual misconduct. An affront to feminism? Not at all.

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