There should be a new etiquette guidebook in the light of recent sexual harassment scandal, Canadian author Margaret Atwood has said.
Atwood – who faced a Twitter storm after writing a column on the Me Too movement – suggested men needed advice on behaviour.
Speaking on BBC Radio 4's The World at One, she said "personal behaviour" needed to be tackled.
The Handmaid's Tale author said "ordinary people" needed the advice.
She faced a backlash after questioning the impact of Me Too, which was sparked by the accusations made against Harvey Weinstein and others in Hollywood.
In her first broadcast interview since then, she repeated her view that such a movement is a "symptom of something being wrong", but "it's not an end goal".
'Let younger people decide'
"There are some things we're going to need to fix, I would say in three areas," said the Canadian writer. "One of them being courts of law. One of them being large institutions and corporations. And one of them being personal behaviour.
"There used to be a lot of etiquette books on how to behave. Those seem to have gone out of the window.
"We used to be bombarded with them in the 50s. So where is the Mr Manners? There should be a Mr Manners column – like 'what do you do when…?'.
"I think it can help men to understand what may possibly be expected of them in the behaviour department."
She added she was not talking about rapists, saying: "We're just talking about ordinary people who think they're on a date."
Asked what should be in such a modern guide, Atwood said: "I think we should let younger people deal with that. I'm 78.
"So in the 50s there were a lot of these problems that we didn't have. One of the reasons they were fewer is that the pill had not come along.
"When it did come along, all of a sudden, because you could – you were expected to. Whereas beforehand, you were not expected to as you might get pregnant."
'Attracting controversy since 1972'
Atwood said that in the 1960s, "the pill and the pantyhose and the miniskirts arrived on the scene all at once and it was a different era", followed by "full steam ahead" in the 70s and a backlash in the 80s.
"Right now, we're having full steam ahead and the backlash happening at the same time," she added.
She said that Me Too works "as a tool or as a weapon, under certain circumstances" – including in the entertainment industry and politics.
Referring to the backlash levelled against her, Atwood said she was concerned that that was was "fairly standard" for "anyone who says anything except, 'I believe anything that a woman says'."
"I think it's quite dangerous to accord infallibility to any group – including men, Popes and women," she added.
Asked if it was the success of the TV adaptation of The Handmaid's Tale, which has seen Atwood hailed as a feminist guru, that led to her views being scrutinised so closely, she added: "My views have been attracting controversy since 1972."
007 film must treat Bond girls properly, says Waller-Bridge
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Fast cars, martinis and Bond girls are core parts of the formula for 007 films, but one of those elements is set for a change in the latest adventure.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is working on the script for the 25th Bond film, is on a mission to make sure the movie will "treat women properly" – even if the spy does not.
Ahead of the release of the as-yet-untitled film, Waller-Bridge told Deadline: "There's been a lot of talk about whether or not (the Bond franchise) is relevant now because of who he is and the way he treats women.
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"It has just got to evolve, and the important thing is that the film treats the women properly.
"He doesn't have to. He needs to be true to this character."
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Sir Elton John has criticised Russian censors for cutting gay sex scenes from the hit musical biopic Rocketman.
The critically acclaimed film charts the British singer's rise to fame, and its scenes of kissing and sex between men, as well as drug use, contributed to it earning a 15 certificate in the UK.
But in a bid to play down the sexuality of Sir Elton, played by actor Taron Egerton, for a conservative Russian audience, an estimated five minutes of footage was reportedly removed ahead of its debut in Moscow.
The Moscow Times quoted a Russian film critic who had seen the film at its world premiere in Cannes on 16 May as saying "all scenes with kissing, sex and oral sex between men have been cut", as well as a photo displayed during the end credits featuring Sir Elton and his husband David Furnish.
Sir Elton, 72, a prominent gay rights campaigner, released a joint statement with the makers of the film to accuse censors of being "cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people".
"We reject in the strongest possible terms the decision to pander to local laws and censor Rocketman for the Russian market, a move we were unaware of until today," they said.
"That the local distributor has edited out certain scenes, denying the audience the opportunity to see the film as it was intended, is a sad reflection of the divided world we still live in and how it can still be so cruelly unaccepting of the love between two people.
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The 46-year-old actor was seen in the early hours on Friday (31 May) dropping off son Samuel, seven, and daughter Seraphina, 10, to school.
Affleck has three children with ex-wife Jennifer Garner – Seraphina, Samuel and 13-year-old Violet.
On the same day the actor was pictured, it was announced Robert Pattinson will take over as Batman in a planned trilogy of movies with director Matt Reeves.
Affleck, who played Bruce Wayne in Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and 2017s Justice League, stepped down from the role in January earlier this year – after being originally down to direct and star in his own film.
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