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France fines more than 700 in first year of 'cat-call' law
« on: August 07, 2019, 06:19:30 AM »
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France fines more than 700 in first year of 'cat-call' law
Emma Batha

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - French authorities have fined more than 700 men for harassing women in public since the introduction of a law a year ago to stop cat-calls, lewd comments and gestures.

Those breaking the law face potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros ($839) or 1,500 euros if there are aggravating circumstances such as the victim is under 15.

Predatory remarks and wolf-whistles are fairly commonplace in France. The law, introduced as part of tougher legislation to fight sexual violence, penalizes sexist or sexual words or behavior that are hostile, degrade, humiliate or intimidate.

Read more at: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-france-law-harassment/france-fines-more-than-700-in-first-year-of-cat-call-law-idUSKCN1UW1NY

I wonder who does this mainly? I caught some radio show where a woman in a major US city recorded some of the things she goes through.


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