It’s pretty common these days for feminists to pretend everything is sexual harassment or sexual assault in order to exaggerate it’s frequency and accrue more power and influence for themselves. For example, the BBC breathlessly tells us that, according to a survey, one in eight Frenchwomen have been raped. This is the same rate at which women report being raped in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Is Paris the same as the worst parts of Africa? Actually, now you mention it…
However, in order to maintain the narrative they have taken this into a bizarre reversal, as the reporting of this story shows:
A French student has spoken out after she was harassed by a man in a Paris street and then hit in the face when she told him to stop.
At that point the man became angry and threw an ashtray, missing her by inches, she added.
After exchanging insults, the man walked towards her and was captured striking her on the cafe’s video.
“I know he’s going to hit me. I could have run off but there was no question of that. I wasn’t going to look down and certainly wasn’t going to apologise,” she said. He hit her forcefully on the cheek and continued shouting at her.
This is an assault, pure and simple, by someone with deep-rooted anger issues and a penchant for violence. A short time ago this would have been seen as a violent assault, but nowadays it’s reported as mere sexual harassment. Now I don’t know what was said in the initial altercation, but any young man will know there are men who hang around the streets looking for a fight and will find one on any pretext, usually after attempting to speak to you: if you ignore or rebuff them, that’s a green light for them to start swinging. Every man has had this experience (it tends to disappear as you get older), and I suspect the man who attacked this woman in Paris is someone with a history of violence against both sexes. In short, this is less a story of sexual harassment which women must face but one of assault by a common street thug (judging by his appearance, he’s one of Paris’ many homeless). Ah, but tackling that doesn’t get the SJW crowd all fired up, so:
The equalities minister told Le Parisien newspaper she was outraged by the attack and said the aim of the new law was to impose a clear social ban on harassment.
Presumably there are laws on the books which make hurling ashtrays and slapping people in the face a crime already. Do they not suffice?
Offenders will have to pay between €90 (£80; $105) and €750 under a package of measures that was backed by French MPs in May and is set to complete its passage through parliament this week.
Ah yes, French Twitter has been all over this:
Une loi qui verbalise les « regards appuyés » 😂 Mais ce pays part en c******. pic.twitter.com/IunSVVZFbt
— Youcef Ismaël (@CirtaYN) July 30, 2018
“Regards appuyés” loosely means “suggestive looks”, or perhaps “aggressive looks”. How a judge determines whether such looks were given when handing out fines I don’t know, but this is where SJW lunacy has led us. “Sifflements”, by the way, means whistling. Meanwhile, violent men roam the streets hurling ashtrays and belting women (and probably men too) in broad daylight, seemingly unconcerned with the law. Now some of the men in the cafe remonstrated with the woman’s attacker, but nobody went and filled him in – which is certainly what would happen in some countries I’ve been to. This is partly because Frenchmen are generally not aggressive types, but also because of what I wrote about here. Whatever the case may be, squawking about sexual harassment and bringing in stupid laws which make middle class feminists feel good and risk making criminals of ordinary men will not get violent thugs off the streets – nor will they protect women from them.
What should have happened is this man be beaten unconscious by nearby men the moment he threw that ashtray, the police show up and after a cursory review of the CCTV they drag him off to the cells after wishing everyone bonne continuation, and the BBC writes a robust article praising the intervention of decent chaps for saving this woman from a violent thug. Some hope.