France Wants to Outlaw Catcalling

While potentially difficult to police, the French government wants to make catcalling illegal. The country’s women’s minister, Marlene Schiappa says that it’s important to do because at the moment, street harassment isn’t defined by law. But she says, “We know very well at what point we start feeling intimidated, unsafe or harassed in the street.” Politicians, police and magistrates will work together to figure out definitions for street harassment and are also considering lengthening the amount of time people have to report an incident. Read more at Dazed.