France orders end of macho culture with fines for pestering women on streets

Men who harass women on French streets with wolf-whistles or lecherous behaviour could be fined more than £300 under a new law against “sexual or sexist affront” aimed at France’s macho culture.

The plans were set out by a parliamentary working group on Wednesday amid rising concern about sexual harassment and assaults following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The government is expected to incorporate the recommendation in a new law to be passed within months .