The Voice of Europe – Episode 168 – The current year ends tumultuously
On December 8, Jon Gunnarsson, Lucian Vâlsan and James Huff, will be going through the news concerning sexual politics on the Old Continent in the last two weeks.
Kissing under mistletoe might be rape. At least according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland that joined the other police services in the United Kingdom who have acted throughout the current year as the killjoys-in-chiefs for all things nice in life.
In other news, ‘gender-based insults’ are to become an offense in France in a move that is likely to not go down that well in the country of romance and flirting. In other news, a Swiss political party would like to see the Western law abolished when it comes to claims of sexual assault and reverse the burden of proof. Meanwhile in Denmark, the authorities appear to prefer to see children living in jail alongside their criminal mothers instead of considering that maybe, just maybe, fathers are parents too.
In other, other news, the Romanian government wants to compel companies that employ more than 50 people to have a “equal opportunity technician” on their payroll.
These and other news will be discussed tonight.
So the stories discussed tonight are as follows:
Sexist criminals could get longer sentences under proposals to make misogyny a type of hate crime
Ridicule as police say kissing under the mistletoe without consent is ‘rape’
Don’t call us snowflakes – it damages our mental health, say young people
Facebook bans women for posting ‘men are scum’ after harassment scandals
Gender-based insults to become a legal offence, says Macron
O nouă obligație pentru firme: dacă au peste 50 de salariați, trebuie să angajeze “un expert sau un tehnician în egalitate de șanse”. Nerespectarea obligației va atrage o amendă până la 100.000 lei
Why women fear a backlash over #MeToo
SP will Beweislast im Fall von sexueller Belästigung umkehren
Zwischen Mutterliebe und Selbstjustiz
Forsvaret ønsker ikke negative forskningsresultater om verneplikt for kvinner
2-årig har boet i fængsel hele livet – hans far kæmper for at få ham ud
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