Finally: EU Cracks Down on Men Whistling at Women

Posted by on Mar 08, 2012 at 8:24 am

The pussification of Europe is complete.

Cheeky wolf-whistles or calling someone ‘darling’ could get you arrested, under a new European convention that David Cameron will sign today.

They are some of the kind of sexist remarks that could be made illegal under new laws tabled in the Council of Europe’s convention on violence against women.

The Prime Minister will subscribe to the agreement, already endorsed by 18 European countries including France, Germany and Ukraine, to coincide with International Women’s day.

Julia Gray, founder of the London branch of anti street harassment group Hollaback, told the Guardian: ‘The way we see it is if you want to tackle it you tackle all of it – you say no to all forms of unwanted sexual harassment; that includes wolf-whistling, comments, everything.’

Among the clauses is one that will outlaw ‘unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, in particular when creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment’.

In a joint statement Mr Cameron and deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the ‘agreement is not just a piece of paper’.

They added it would ‘lift the standards of protection for women across Europe, give greater support for victims and – crucially – bring many more perpetrators to justice’.

Inspired by this groundbreaking legislation, American Democrats today plan to call for the death penalty for anyone calling leftwing agitators sluts.

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3 Responses to “Finally: EU Cracks Down on Men Whistling at Women”

  1. Mashiki on 8/08/12 at 12:14 pm

    Funny enough there’s laws like this in some asian countries already. Europe is late to the game on this, India had this codified in law hmm 5 years ago? Doesn’t do squat.

  2. WL on 21/21/12 at 3:10 pm

    Wow, another victory against the war on woman. Now if we could do something about that 30% of the world who enjoy legally stoning a woman to death for being raped.

    Nah, that’s too hard.