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Title: France may make wolf-whistling and asking women for their phone number a CRIMINAL offence
Source: The Sun
URL Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/45065 ... ng-up-telephone-number-sexism/
Published: Sep 20, 2017
Author: Patrick Knox
Post Date: 2017-09-20 15:04:59 by hondo68
Keywords: wolf-whistle, Belgium and Portugal, banned such behaviour
Views: 193
Comments: 12

Surveys show virtually all French women have been harassed on public transport, in the street or elsewhere at some time

WOLF-WHISTLING is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public.

Under new plans bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited.  The red card could be shown to French lads who wolf-whistle

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The red card could be shown to French lads who wolf-whistle

The crackdown comes after surveys show virtually all French women have been harassed on public transport, in the street or elsewhere at some time.

France’s new leader, President Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to end this during his election campaign this year.

Only a few countries, including Belgium and Portugal, have banned such behaviour.

The UK and others have broader laws against harassment in general but none so specific.

Some lawyers believe men should only be prosecuted when police officers witness an offence.

Others say women should be able to file criminal lawsuits against offenders at a later date.

 President Emmanuel Macron wants to end France's legendary sexist behaviour
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President Emmanuel Macron wants to end France's legendary sexist behaviour

But Marlène Schiappa, the under-secretary for gender equality, defended the plan and gave an example of behaviour that would be illegal.

She said: "You are a woman in an underground train. I am a man. I follow you.

"You get off the train. I get off.

“You get on another train. I get on too. I ask you for your telephone number. I ask again. I ask a third time.

“You feel oppressed. That is street harassment."

Gilles-William Goldnadel, a lawyer, accused Ms Schiappa of seeking to outlaw "heavy Latin chat-up lines".

He said the only consequences of the law would be to enrich feminist lawyers and to clog up the court system.


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They're only allowed to wolf-whistle at guys now?

No wonder the muzzies are taking over.

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#1. To: hondo68 (#0) (Edited)

President Emmanuel Macron wants to end France's legendary sexist behaviour

I have to wonder just how egregious this behavior really is.

I think it may have more to do with women wanting to make complaints against Muslims and other Third Worlders harassing them than it being aimed at white Frenchmen. They just don't want to admit their real motive.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-20   16:33:47 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Tooconservative (#1)

I have to wonder just how egregious this behavior really is.

Egregious? In Spanish culture the guy's remarks are called piropos. It is not an insult, it is a compliment.

Un piropo vale más que una tarjeta de crédito

A piropo is worth more than a credit card

http://mscperu.org/matrimofam/1matrimonio/vivencia/piropos01.htm

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#6. To: nolu chan (#4)

Egregious? In Spanish culture the guy's remarks are called piropos. It is not an insult, it is a compliment.

Is that so? So if another man followed you down the street, followed you on the subway, followed you when you switched trains to get away from El Creepo and then sidled up to breathe heavily into your ear how much he wants your phone number, you'd just consider that a compliment, right?

Are you sure you're in favor of unlimited rights for creepy guys to follow anyone around propositioning them?

Perhaps you can tell me at what age it would be fine with you for a Creepy Guy to follow your teen daughter or son around on the street or subway, making lewd remarks or trying to get a date with them. Or is that kind of stalking of your kids also just "a compliment"?

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-20   20:28:54 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Tooconservative, *The Two Parties ARE the Same* (#6)

if another man followed you down the street, followed you on the subway, followed you when you switched trains to get away from El Creepo and then sidled up to breathe heavily into your ear how much he wants your phone number,

you'd just consider that a compliment, right?

Sounds like a Republican or a Democrat politician, trying to build up a robo-call/donor, spam list.

Yes, they're highly impressed with the fact that you have a pulse, and might be dumb enough to vote for them. The really creepy/kinky stuff begins after you elect them.

hondo68  posted on  2017-09-20   21:00:12 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#8. To: hondo68 (#7)

Sounds like a Republican or a Democrat politician, trying to build up a robo-call/donor, spam list.

They're a different variety of creep.

Tooconservative  posted on  2017-09-20   21:55:01 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


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