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France to ban sexist insults?

Reuters reports. "France’s conservative government has approved a draft law against sexism and homophobia that has worried press freedom watchdogs and angered feminists, who say it puts gays’ rights over respect for women." And: "A feminist group called ’Chiennes de garde’ (Guard Bitches) said it would be dangerous ’to send a signal that it is less serious to insult a woman because of her sex than to insult people because of their sexual orientation.

Calling someone a dirty dyke or a fag would become a serious insult in legal terms while there would be no punishment for calling someone a whore or a slut,’ it wrote in a statement published in the daily Le Monde."

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