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Forums - Politics Discussion - Belgian man convicted for sexism, will be jailed if fine isn't paid, Under new law.


I find this...

Funny. 10 16.39%
Absurd. 20 32.79%
Scary. 16 26.23%
Sexist. 7 11.48%
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John2290 said:
AsGryffynn said:

Unless this is true, then he wouldn't have to go to jail at all. That said, I'd like to see the charges: If one of them is "disrespect towards a police officer" then the fine's valid. You can mess with a man or woman. You don't mess with the badge. Ever... Unless your badge has the words "Guardia Civil"... XD

It's a sticky situation here and something that seems to confuse people in this thread because the first two charges are valid and would have resulted in the same outcome. If it was just that one charge it would be much clearer as to how this is a terrible, regressive and shortsighted law.

But it has never been used as a standalone charge. In the four years that this law exists, this is the first time it has been used. You're making a huge deal out of something that's barely newsworthy.