Catcalling Could Become Illegal


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France is taking a strong stance against street harassment. Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, Amberia Allen, the hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: “France may be trailblazing a new era of intolerance for sexual harassment, and not just with a social movement, but in Parliament. While the sharing of sexual harassment stories originated in the United States, France might make catcallers pay fines and Americans could learn a lesson from it. On Monday, Oct. 16, Marlène Schiappa, France's junior minster of gender equality, said that France was exploring the idea of fining individuals for street sexual harassment and how much the fines would cost. Schiappa, who is also an author and a feminist, said the government was going to consult with professionals on the legalities of such a proposal and create workshops for citizens across the country, according to the New York Times. The goal is to bring this proposal to Parliament by next year. The inspiration for this proposal came not only from the dozens of sexual assault allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, but from a related growing social movement happening in France. Just as the hashtag #MeToo erupted from women in the United States, French women have started their own, #BalanceTonPorc, or "Expose Your Pig." This was started by journalist Sandra Muller on Friday, Oct. 13, when she accused a powerful French executive of sexual harassment on Twitter, quoting his words, “You have big breasts. You are my type of woman. I will make you orgasm all night,” in her tweet. Since then, thousands have jumped on the wagon, with many deciding not to disclose their harasser's identity, according to the New York Times. The cross-continental growth from these social movements may come from the fact that several French actresses were among the dozens of women who came forward with accusations against Weinstein, including Florence Darel, Judith Godrèche, and Léa Seydoux, according to the New York Times. It's no wonder that French women have followed suit from prominent French actresses, just as many American women were inspired to come forward by their Hollywood role models.” Read more here: Hosts: Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, Amberia Allen Cast: Hannah Cranston, Brett Erlich, Amberia Allen *** The Largest Online News Show in the World. Hosted by Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian. LIVE STREAMING weekdays 6-8pm ET. Subscribe to The Young Turks on YouTube: Like The Young Turks on Facebook: Follow The Young Turks on Twitter: Buy TYT Merch: Download audio and video of the full two hour show on-demand + the members-only post game show by becoming a member at Your membership supports the day to day operations and is vital for our continued success and growth. Young Turk (n), 1. Young progressive or insurgent member of an institution, movement, or political party. 2. A young person who rebels against authority or societal expectations.(American Heritage Dictionary)

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