French parliament outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public areas

French parliament outlaws lewd cat-calls to women in public areas

While the footage went viral after she publicized it, Laguerre said in an interview with The Associated Press she thinks punishing harassers won't address the problem as much as changing attitudes through education.

Also included in the legislation are provisions to more broadly protect minors under the age of 15, making it easier for alleged underage rape victims to prove a lack of consent and extending the deadline to file their complaints by a decade.

"It wasn't the first time &mash; that day, that week, or that month", the woman, Marie Laguerre, told a French broadcaster, according to a BBC translation. "It had been building up".

She said that the current laws protecting women against violence was "pretty good" but not sufficiently applied.

Marie Laguerre's site, Nous Toutes Harcelement (We Are All Harassed), is the latest campaign against sexual harassment to emerge worldwide since #MeToo and provides a platform for victims to tell their stories anonymously.

Just as she exits the frame in the bottom left corner, the man grabs an ashtray from a table tucked in the top right, and he tosses it at her, sailing the hard object over the diners' heads.

Cristiano Ronaldo trains in Turin as Juventus face ex-side Real Madrid
How will Real Madrid minus Cristiano Ronaldo fare in the new season? While Dani Carvajal reunited with his teammates on July 29th. But the Portuguese superstar will miss the match in the USA after being left at home to recover from the World Cup.

Pep Guardiola sends message to new Chelsea FC boss Maurizio Sarri
He has no visa and we will try to convince the federation to allow him to stay. "We didn't talk about this", Sarri said. "I think he [Pep Guardiola] is the best coach in the world right now, or one of the best", he added.

Helicopter Misuse Case: NAB summons Imran Khan on August 7
About formation of the government, he said that PTI would form the government in Centre and Punjab. The 65-year-old leader is expected to take oath on August 11.

When people ask why women make "such a big deal" out of catcalling, this is why-the fear that it can turn from verbal to physical at the drop of a hat.

Ta gueule (shut up) is the expression Laguerre, 22, used to respond to the man who made lewd noises at her outside a Paris cafe before hitting her. Also, no one checked on Laguerre after the assault or made a move to call the police on the man who did it.

The new law also allows for fines of 90-750 euros - $105-$876 - for gender-based harassment on streets and public transportation. "From now on, it will be", Marlene Schiappa, gender equality minister and architect of the new legislation, told Europe 1 radio.

"Women are taking control of what they have been through and putting their own words to their experiences, like saying "shut up", she said.

A 2015 survey for the French Institute for Demographic Studies found that 20% of the female respondents reported receiving wolf whistles, 8% reported receiving insults and 3% reported being followed in public spaces over a span of a year. But we shouldn't start celebrating until we see that lawyers and courts actually uphold these cases when brought before them.

Related Articles