Belgium: New ‘sexism’ law sees first man convicted

Belgium: New ‘sexism’ law sees first man convicted
Belgian police woman arrests driver after contentious traffic stop in 2014. (Image: Screen grab of YouTube video)

[Ed. – If a woman tells a man in public “You men are all jerks!” will she also be charged and convicted?]

A man has been convicted of sexism in a public place for the first time under a new law in Belgium.

A court in Brussels fined him €3,000 for insulting a police officer because of her gender, Le Soir reported.

The Belgian case involved a driver who was stopped for breaking the highway code. The young man – who has not been identified – insulted the police officer because of her gender, the court heard.

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He was reported to have said she would be better off doing a job “adapted to women”, in a scene witnessed by several other people.

The driver was found guilty of three charges: contempt of a police officer, making threats and sexist remarks in public, and a serious violation of another person’s dignity because of her gender.

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