One Woman Is Working To Outlaw Street Harassment In France
Should catcalling be illegal?
Catcalling and street harassment seems to be an international problem for woman across the globe.
Luckily, walking down the street could soon be much safer for the women in France. Next year, France will vote on a proposed law that would officially outlaw street harassment in France and fine men on the spot.
Marlene Shiappa, France’s Minister of State for Gender Equality, proposed the bill due to the country’s rising problems with catcallers and other sexist actions against women.
The ban on street harassment would go so far as to fine men for merely whistling at women walking by.
It is still unclear how authorities will determine which actions will constitute harassment — for example, repeatedly asking a woman for her phone number or following her for several blocks.
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