France to make asking women for their phone number, a criminal offence


France to make asking women for their phone number, a criminal offence

Wolf-whistling is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public. Under proposed plans ,bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited.


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, pledged to end this during his election campaign this year, Reuters reports. Only a few countries, including Belgium and Portugal, have banned such behaviour.

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.”

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Hahahahaha that’s so crazy, they should also made it that when you greet a woman or appreciates her beauty a criminal case also…