Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Belgium to ban sexist comments

It's not mentioned below so I guess I had better let the cat out of the bag:  The law is mainly aimed at curbing street harassment of white women by black males.  Blacks can be very insistent in their advances, even if ignored

A new Belgian law expected to come into effect in early April will make sexual harassment a criminal offence punishable by fines of up to $1500 or a prison sentence of up to one year. The law will not only cover harassment on the streets, but also in the workplace and on social media. The legislation was announced on March 13 by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Interior and Equal Opportunities, Joelle Milquet.

While Belgium already has laws against sexual discrimination, Milquet felt there was a need for further legislation to protect against harassment. According to Belgian newspaper Flanders Today, the bill will outlaw making ‘a gesture or statement that is clearly intended to express contempt for one or more people of a different gender on the basis of their gender or to make them appear inferior or reduce them to their sexual dimension in a way that constitutes a serious attack on their dignity’.

The bill was in part prompted by Sofie Peeters’s 2012 student documentary, Femme de la Rue, which showed hidden camera footage of unwanted sexual comments [by blacks] on the streets of Brussels and interviews with Belgian women on their experience of public sexual harassment. The film caused controversy and incited public debate in Belgium on the topic of street harassment with its startling depictions of suggestive language, sexist comments and downright insults flung at women as they went about their daily business.



Anonymous said...

The lawyers win again.

Disillusioned said...

Why are they so scared to introduce a racist charge of black on white harassment?

Anonymous said...

Ok - I'll set you guys up...
Why do these young men think that such comments are acceptable?
Who has taught them that it is ok to speak to women in this way?
Go for it.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when people stop being civil to one another, the govt has to tell people how to behave. We are no longer allowed to criticize because we are being "racist" or "homophobic" or whatever is the latest PC B.S. Public condemnation or humiliation used to be all it would take to keep most people in line. The peer pressure tool doesn't work anymore. Everything is going to be legislated for us which spells the end of freedom.