Asking a woman for her phone number is set to become illegal in France, treated as a criminal offence

Wolf-whistling is set to be banned in France as the government declares war on men hassling women in public.

Under new plans bugging women for their telephone numbers and following them could also be prohibited, The Sun reports

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, has pledged to end this during his election campaign this year.

Only a few countries, including Belgium and Portugal, have banned such behaviour.

The UK and others have broader laws against harassment in general but none so specific.

Some lawyers believe men should only be prosecuted when police officers witness an offence.

Others say women should be able to file criminal lawsuits against offenders at a later date.

President Emmanuel Macron wants to end France’s legendary sexist behaviour

But 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.”

Gilles-William Goldnadel, a lawyer, accused Ms Schiappa of seeking to outlaw “heavy Latin chat-up lines”.

He said the only consequences of the law would be to enrich feminist lawyers and to clog up the court system.

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Another Outlaw
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Just ask her for her phone to call your number pretending you can’t find your phone, then pap there you have her number…haha

Real King
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Can I just ask for her email or Instagram instead?

Margaret Zhang
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When a woman say no, no is no..no explanation needed

Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart

What the authority is doing is a crime against Love and humanity.. it’s true,they have been series of reported harassment but that does not give the authority any reason to look down love, the possibilities a phone number can give is endless

Vanilla
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Vanilla

But most of the time it’s not about love, just sex… wanted by only one of the person involved. Apart from that, there are already laws against harassment and they just need to be applied. They keep making laws for this and for that, but they are never applied like they should. Just ask a women that had to press charges for a sexual assault or rape in France. Most of them don’t even go to court…

Alexander Citrus
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Alexander Citrus

The #MacronEffect is in full force. time to end all this public harassment of women

Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart

This is a very bad move..

Just Nonsense
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Just Nonsense

Now the woman has the be the one asking for number if she wanna get laid.

Arter S A
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Arter S A

I’m a woman, I don’t support this… The government needs to reconsider this decision

Jeff Roorda
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Jeff Roorda

If they want to turn France into a Jihadist state fine… Very bad move by Macron… Sad

Clarence
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Clarence

If this decision is made.. Then goodbye to France

Micheel
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Micheel

No wonder why a load of white men are flooding asia to marry asian women nowadays.

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Another Outlaw
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Just ask her for her phone to call your number pretending you can’t find your phone, then pap there you have her number…haha

Real King
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Can I just ask for her email or Instagram instead?

Margaret Zhang
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When a woman say no, no is no..no explanation needed

Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart

What the authority is doing is a crime against Love and humanity.. it’s true,they have been series of reported harassment but that does not give the authority any reason to look down love, the possibilities a phone number can give is endless

Vanilla
Guest
Vanilla

But most of the time it’s not about love, just sex… wanted by only one of the person involved. Apart from that, there are already laws against harassment and they just need to be applied. They keep making laws for this and for that, but they are never applied like they should. Just ask a women that had to press charges for a sexual assault or rape in France. Most of them don’t even go to court…

Alexander Citrus
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Alexander Citrus

The #MacronEffect is in full force. time to end all this public harassment of women

Tony Stewart
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Tony Stewart

This is a very bad move..

Just Nonsense
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Just Nonsense

Now the woman has the be the one asking for number if she wanna get laid.

Arter S A
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Arter S A

I’m a woman, I don’t support this… The government needs to reconsider this decision

Jeff Roorda
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Jeff Roorda

If they want to turn France into a Jihadist state fine… Very bad move by Macron… Sad

Clarence
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Clarence

If this decision is made.. Then goodbye to France

Micheel
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Micheel

No wonder why a load of white men are flooding asia to marry asian women nowadays.

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