France is set to make wolf whistling / asking women for their number a punishable offence
Wolf whistling is soon to be banned in France where it seems to be on another level. Wolf whistling is a distinctive two-note whistled sound made to show high interest in or approval of something or someone, especially a woman viewed as physically or sexually attractive.
With what is planned, bugging women, for attention, following them or even asking for their phone numbers.
This development arose after study showed that virtually every French woman has been harassed. This is either on the streets, in public transport systems or elsewhere.
New President Emmanuel Macron had also pledged to end this during his campaign, Reuters report. Portugal and Belgium are one of the few countries that have banned such bad behaviour.
Marlene Schiappa, the under-secretary for gender equality gave the plan her full support. She also gave an example of the illegal behaviour:
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.”