The French are fighting sexual harassment

Paris man jailed for three months for slapping woman’s bottom

Good work by all concerned.

If I slapped a stranger on a bus here in Seattle, I expect I’d get a similar sentence. I’m not sure why you (and the Guardian) find this particularly newsworthy.

Didn’t they invent it?

You may wish to do some research into the stereotypes regarding the French.

Because until very recently, it wouldn’t have been the case; also because, as the quote in the OP indicates, it’s the first case of someone breaking the brand-new shiny law against catcalls. Welcome to the 21st century, we’ve been in it for a while now.

Do you not know the nationality of the OP and the place where the *Guardian *is published. :stuck_out_tongue: