Saturday , May 28 2022

Strange! Asking a Woman for Her Phone Number May Become Illegal in One country


In a bid to address the problem of harassment of women, France is working on putting an end to street harassment.

Punch reports that the country has announced a ban on bugging women for their phone numbers and following them.

The crackdown comes after a survey revealed that virtually all women in France have been harassed on public transportation.

During his election campaign, France’s new leader, Emmanuel Macron, has pledged to end the harassment.

Gender equality minister, Marlene Schiappa, is attempting to define the punishment for street harassment.

Some lawyers say such instances would be difficult to prove and that men should only be prosecuted if a police officer witnesses an offense.

Of course, street harassment is nothing new. In New York, offenders can be slapped with a $250 fine, AOL reports.

Do you think this ban is a waste of time or a worthwhile step towards ending harassment of women?

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About Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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