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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%
 
Total:61

More proof that we're slooowly but surely regressing back into the dark ages..



 

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kirby007 said:
Player2 said:

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*

This article exists only because of sexism, despite it being the lesser of the charges.



DarthMetalliCube said:

More proof that we're slooowly but surely regressing back into the dark ages..

I don't see how it has anything to do with the dark ages.



DarthMetalliCube said:

More proof that we're slooowly but surely regressing back into the dark ages..

Yeah, the anti-sexism laws in the Dark Ages were horrible.



DarthMetalliCube said:

More proof that we're slooowly but surely regressing back into the dark ages..

Back when if you challenged the local landlord, or city council they put you in prison or chopped of your head?



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Flilix said:
DarthMetalliCube said:

More proof that we're slooowly but surely regressing back into the dark ages..

Yeah, the anti-sexism laws in the Dark Ages were horrible.

Replace "sexism laws" with religious dogma and you'll see what I'm saying. Sexism can be replaced with "blasphemy" in the days of old. We're regressing into tribalism, group think, and identity politics that values groups over individuals, dogma over reason and logic. I believe Dave Rubin used the term "Unlightenment." We're moving further and further away from reason, logic, and intellectualism in favor of "feelings." Very concerning as to where this slippery slope can end up if you ask me.



 

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Ka-pi96 said:
Player2 said:

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.

That's how it should be and how it was, but now we can't thanks to Rajoy. We can be fined from 600 up to 30K euros.



Additionally - would a woman get jail time/fined if making a sexist comment against a man in Belgium? Not that I could get behind that either, but at least there wouldn't be double standards (which I'm guessing are in place here)..



 

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DarthMetalliCube said:
Flilix said:

Yeah, the anti-sexism laws in the Dark Ages were horrible.

Replace "sexism laws" with religious dogma and you'll see what I'm saying. Sexism can be replaced with "blasphemy" in the days of old. We're regressing into tribalism, group think, and identity politics that values groups over individuals, dogma over reason and logic. I believe Dave Rubin used the term "Unlightenment." We're moving further and further away from reason, logic, and intellectualism in favor of "feelings." Very concerning as to where this slippery slope can end up if you ask me.

I know what you mean. My Austrian Facebook group is fighting the good fight. We miss the days when it was applauded anytime a woman was refered to as 'Dorfmatratze', but nowadays that's deemed as a demeaning word. Back in the good old days, when a woman complained about sexism ("My boyfriend won't stop telling me to make him a sandwich. He believes that women should know their place. I need advice. What's a good comeback in such a situation?"), it was perfectly fine to answer that she better come back with a sandwich.



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DarthMetalliCube said:
Flilix said:

Yeah, the anti-sexism laws in the Dark Ages were horrible.

Replace "sexism laws" with religious dogma and you'll see what I'm saying. Sexism can be replaced with "blasphemy" in the days of old. We're regressing into tribalism, group think, and identity politics that values groups over individuals, dogma over reason and logic. I believe Dave Rubin used the term "Unlightenment." We're moving further and further away from reason, logic, and intellectualism in favor of "feelings." Very concerning as to where this slippery slope can end up if you ask me.

What times has society not been like that?