France Set To Make Wolf-Whistling At Women Illegal

W olf-whistling is set to be banned in France after a recent survey showed nearly all women in France have experienced some form of harrassment on public transport, the street, and other public places.

President Emmanuel Macron pledged to end the harassment of women this year. Repeatedly asking women for their phone numbers, following them and wolf-whistling at them could all be seen as a criminal offense.

Only a small number of countries, including Belgium and Portugal, have banned behavior that could be deemed as harrassment.

Other countries such as the UK have broader laws which target harassment in general but do not have any specific laws on actions that could be classed as ‘mysoginistic’.

The Sun reports that certain lawyers believe men should only be prosecuted if a police officer witnesses an offense, however, others say that women should have the opportunity to file criminal lawsuits against these so-called criminals at a later date.

Marlène Schiappa, the under-secretary for gender equality, believes the plan is a great move to combat sexism in France.

She even gave an example of behavior that could soon become illegal.

“You are a woman in an underground train. I am a man. I follow you,” she said. “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,” she continues. “You feel oppressed. That is street harassment.”

A lawyer named Gilles-William Goldnadel has accused Schiappa of trying to make “heavy Latin chat-up lines” illegal.

He said the law will only benefit feminist lawyers and will fill the legal system with nonsense.

Featured Image Via Flickr/Jeso Carneiro

Sources:

The Sun

 

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33 Comments

  1. Richard

    September 20, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    That’s fucking silly. I live in France and no-one “wolf-whistles” anyone. What people DO do is aggressively hassle women. You may think that’s fine but Macron doesn’t.

    • HT

      September 20, 2017 at 2:18 pm

      Most of those doing the hassling are muslim refugees. Why not target the problem instead of making moronic laws?

    • Rusty Esq

      September 20, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      Can you elaborate? No men in France wolf whistle? When French men harass, they’re extreme about it?
      The story wasnt helped because the example given was ridiculous. Being on two trains (the same) and asking for a number a few times? Sure, it’s not my taste, but, a criminal offense?
      These things also tie up court systems, are used to make false allegations (ala Title IX) and often lead to worse laws, eg eye contact (Ive seen eye contact defined as harassment), proximity, etc. these laws are usually far worse than they are beneficial.

      • harlan leys

        September 20, 2017 at 3:16 pm

        She wants on-the-spot fines, rather than prosecutions. How would that work? At (most likely) a male cop’s discretion?

    • harlan leys

      September 20, 2017 at 3:21 pm

      Oh, right, French men are a breed apart from all other men on the planet? get real.

      French men wolf-whistle more than most countries’ do. Even National Assembly members. A while back, Cécile Duflot, then French housing minister, caused a commotion by wearing a dress! Or rather, male members rose to wolf-whistle and go “Phwoarr!”

      Her response? “I have worked in the building trade and I have never seen anything like that. This tells you something about some MPs. I think of their wives.”

    • Hairatic Rick

      September 20, 2017 at 4:34 pm

      You said: “Dodo” snicker! ????

  2. Paul

    September 20, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    What happens when they realise that the people caught by this law are predominantly immigrants? Change the law? No.

    Suppress the data? Yes.

    Call the law racist? Yes.

    Patronise the immigrants “they don’t know it’s wrong”? Yes.

    • NoTreading

      September 20, 2017 at 2:08 pm

      “It’s part of their culture.”

      • Nelda Seidel

        September 21, 2017 at 2:44 pm

        Perhaps it is a “part of their culture”, thing is… “when in Rome., etc “.. they should adapt to their new country’s culture…so NO excuse!

    • harlan leys

      September 20, 2017 at 2:55 pm

      Call the law racist but keep it?

    • GTKRWN

      October 13, 2017 at 12:00 am

      No, they’ll just ignore 95% of the “””criminals””” based on them being a protected non-white class, then make sure the jewish media headlines the last 5% that are actually white as a new pandemic of white raycissms and sexxisms.

      You know, like liberals do in every country…

  3. NoTreading

    September 20, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    How about acid attacks, Macron? Are those still ok?

    • HT

      September 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      They are still OK because Islamophobia.

      • Nelda Seidel

        September 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        islamophobia is a GOOD thing to have… it keeps your arse safe and your head on your neck!

  4. PaulMurrayCbr

    September 20, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Au revoir, belle France.

  5. HT

    September 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    Not surprised that France is leading the European Pu$$ification Project.

  6. ssgtnelson

    September 20, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Just reminds me of that chick who walked around New York city for 12 hours and could only produce a two minute YouTube video to show the worse of mankind. “How are you?” being the worst of the comments she received.

    • harlan leys

      September 20, 2017 at 2:54 pm

      She said that women are molested so often that many dress to avoid it before using public transport. Wolf whistling and asking for a phone number is now ‘molestation’?

  7. harlan leys

    September 20, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    “It is a cultural struggle to bring down the tacit consensus of acceptance of violence.” [Schiappa]

    What a weird idea of what ‘violence’ means, this woman has!

  8. Franc.c

    September 20, 2017 at 3:53 pm

    So men can be charged without any evidence, that’s equality if I’ve ever seen it

  9. Hairatic Rick

    September 20, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Ha! A law pushed by feminist lesbians who would never get whistled at.
    Hell you Cucklords, just call it rape and have the police to just shoot the rapist, after being sure that he is a rapist and not just a poor misunderstood Muslim who is having a sexual emergency. Feminism is cancer!

  10. Chesapeake

    September 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    But rape is cultural? F-France.

  11. Kristen Reck Schulte

    September 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    They have an under secretary for gender equality?

    • Dante Alighieri ????

      September 21, 2017 at 8:43 am

      similar to “gender equality studies” at your local state college

  12. True.Epic.Crusader

    September 21, 2017 at 6:24 am

    “all women in France have experienced some form of harrassment on public transport, the street, and other public places.”

    You’d think they’d get rid of the actual source of the problem: muzzdogs.

  13. Dante Alighieri ????

    September 21, 2017 at 6:48 am

    This coming from a man who spent £24,000 on makeup in only six months, no less.
    (Maybe Macron was getting too many wolf-whistles himself.)

    • Thomas

      September 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      no, he’s married to a leather handbag, the makeup might not be for him!

  14. BorderGuard

    September 21, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Deport every last MUSLIM ANIMAL immediately. Save your continent you European COWARDS.

  15. DaisyToo

    September 21, 2017 at 10:49 am

    When I was a young woman walking in Manhattan, I knew how to take care of myself. Men whistling from construction sites, etc., was part of the scenery as far as I was concerned. If approached for my number or marriage proposals (yup, really) I knew how to handle that too: Smile and keep walking.

    Odd that the Feminists are concerned about men whistling/asking for numbers, etc. but not so much about gang gropes, rape, etc, perpetrated by their beloved protected class of Muslims.

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