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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%
 
Indifferent/comments... 8 13.11%
 
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John2290 said:

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 "Independant" missed something.

That's not all he said. He also called her a "dirty whore" and told her to shut up: https://www.brigitte.de/aktuell/gesellschaft/belgien--erste-verurteilung-wegen-sexismus--11069304.html

Even without this whole sexism debate... a €3000 penalty for that kind of insult is in the normal range in Europe. (or at least in Germany: https://www.bussgeldkatalog.org/beleidigung-im-strassenverkehr/ )

It is also not unusual that you can go to jail if you ignore the penalty and don't pay up, even for the tiniest delicts. If you don't like the decision of the court, take it to a higher court. But letting the decision get legally binding and just wait what will happen next if you don't pay ain't very smart.

Last edited by Conina - on 17 March 2018

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This man deserves it and as a dutch citizen i approve this action.



Flilix said:

The fine for sexism can vary from €50 to €1000. So the majority of these €3000 is because of the other charges.

My money is on "contempt of a police officer".

EDIT - In my country a woman was fined 800€ for posting on her facebook a picture of a police car parked in a place reseved for disabled people.

Don't mess with cops, people.



I think sexism is disgusting, however it seems unlawful for someone to be imprisoned for speech.



Player2 said:
Flilix said:

The fine for sexism can vary from €50 to €1000. So the majority of these €3000 is because of the other charges.

My money is on "contempt of a police officer".

EDIT - In my country a woman was fined 800€ for posting on her facebook a picture of a police car parked in a place reseved for disabled people.

Don't mess with cops, people.

This fine exists partly bc of sexism, namecalling and harrasement *menacing behaviour*



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RolStoppable said:
Flilix said:

The fine for sexism can vary from €50 to €1000. So the majority of these €3000 is because of the other charges.

How do you know this? Are you the man who got convicted?

https://www.rosavzw.be/site/index.php/gender-in-de-pers/hot-topics/571-anti-seksisme-gebruiksaanwijzing



Eh. I'm generally pretty wary of stuff like this, but this particular case seems pretty clear to me. It's not like the guy didn't know what he was doing was wrong. I mean, you can't call someone a whore and expect the other party to take it well.



PortisheadBiscuit said:
I think sexism is disgusting, however it seems unlawful for someone to be imprisoned for speech.

He wouldn't be imprisoned for speech, he would be imprisoned for not paying the penalty.



Good for him! He learned a valuable life lesson.

He probably didn't.



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Player2 said:
Flilix said:

The fine for sexism can vary from €50 to €1000. So the majority of these €3000 is because of the other charges.

My money is on "contempt of a police officer".

EDIT - In my country a woman was fined 800€ for posting on her facebook a picture of a police car parked in a place reseved for disabled people.

Don't mess with cops, people.

That's ridiculous. Cops shouldn't be abusing their power like that. Cops parking in disabled places shouldn't be an issue (provided they're doing it in an emergency or something and not just stopping for coffee), but people should have every right to photograph the police doing it and post it wherever they want.