Skip to comments.Belgium bans a wide range of sexist speech
Posted on 03/22/2014 7:50:34 AM PDT by Publius804
Rik Torfs, rector of the University of Leuven, and Jogchum Vrielink, coordinator of the Centre for Discrimination Law at the University of Leuven, pass along a guest post quoted below about a new Belgian law that provides (Vrielinks translation):
Penalization of Sexism
For the purposes of this Act, the concept of sexism will be understood to mean any gesture or act that, in the circumstances of Article 444 of the Penal Code,* is evidently intended to express contempt for a person because of his gender, or that regards them as inferior, or reduces them to their sexual dimension, and which has the effect of violating someones dignity....
...Vrielink reports that the law will indeed cover not just face-to-face insults, but also things said about people in print or in other forms of mass communications. Thus, I infer, it would be a crime to publish newspaper articles or blog posts that say a politician, journalist, criminal, or whoever else is inferior because of his or her gender, or intentionally show contempt for the person because of his or her gender, or reduce them to their sexual dimension, and which has the effect of violating someones dignity.
Moreover, this might apply not just to statements about particular people, but also to statements about men or women generally e.g., that men or women are biologically (or even just as a matter of current cultural reality) inferior to the other sex in some ways or about particular subgroups of men or women.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Yeah, that’ll work.
Miserable Fat Belgian Bastards.
Still no penalty for child euthanasia though. In fact, that’s encouraged.
Isn’t “penal code” sexist?
And who is it that will determine when one's "dignity" has been violated? Oh,OK....it's the person making the complaint.So this will surely mean that in Belgium the phrase "pig dog oppressor of Allah's chosen people" will be just fine and "chill out...I was just joking about mohammed" will get you five years.
I prefer "the Phlegms".
Or “The Sprouts”.
Wonder if this will apply to the Muslims.
Belgium courts will soon be overwhelmed!
Even worse, women actually believe that this socially suicidal totalitarianism benefits and protects them. The blind leading the blind...
They are so busy with this while the entire continent is being overrun with people who could never care about their cultural rules.
Their pacifism is overwhelming them. they busy themselves with this non fight so they can feel better about their utter wimpiness.
We were there some years ago for a religious celebration. They are ostensibly Catholic.
The participants were lovely. The shopkeepers and townspeople were remarkably the nastiest in all the European towns and cities we visited. And we make a good attempt at their languages.
It was very strange.
In other words, the Bible will be outlawed.
Europe is degenerate.
Nope. The Culture of Death doing what it does, killing in small measures as well as large.
Why do we remain in NATO to provide janisseries for these decadent scum?
All over the world people are refusing to act like adults.
Freedom doesn’t last very long under those conditions.
Those women sure are nags.
“The shopkeepers and townspeople were remarkably the nastiest in all the European towns and cities we visited.”
That may be in French speaking Brussels and home of the EU. I didn’t find that to be the case in other areas of Belgium when I stay there for months at a time.
But you are right, their pacifism and political correctness will be the end of them. Antwerp had a Muslim mayor or council member who said his first allegiance is to Islam.
We were In Bruges They were pissed we were there. Big catholic celebration.
They make it up as they go along like libs do. The Muslims don’t
“Isnt penal code sexist?”
No, that would be “penile code.” Same thing with “penile institution.”
It will be fun to watch the Left explain why the exact same phrase is vile sexism when uttered by a white male and a protected form of cultural expression when uttered by a Muslim.
Old Europe just legislatimg itself into extinction.