The French parliament has backed part of a bill that imposes a 1,500 euro (£1,250) fine on anyone paying for sex.
Prostitution is legal in France but pimping and soliciting in public are illegal.
Supporters of the bill say it would punish the customer and protect the prostitute but critics argue it would put sex workers at risk.
Protests for and against the bill took place outside the National Assembly in Paris as the debate took place.
MPs voted for the fine in a show of hands late on Friday night although the full text of the bill – which contains 20 articles – will be put to the vote on 4 December.
Under the new provision, repeat offenders risk a fine of 3,750 euros. Alternatively, they can attend a course to make them aware of the risks involved in the sale of sex
At the end of the BBC article a senior mangina is quoted :
Guy Geoffroy, head of the parliamentary commission created for the bill, also defended the proposition, saying it “advanced women’s rights”.
“We talk about the satisfaction of male desires but what are we doing about female desires?” he asked.
The BBC article certainly never mentioned male desires – nobody ever mentions male desires and whether, just as we recognise with homosexuality, that it is wrong to criminalise an adult for satisfying his male desires with another consenting adult.
“but what are we doing about female desires?”
Is he admitting here that the feminists that are introducing these laws are rapists and trying to rape men i.e. co-erce men into satisfying female sexual desires through criminalizing the alternative of cheap sex with prostitutes? Certainly, feminists never mention the desires of prostitutes, who are universally against laws criminalizing their clients.
Our primary objective should be to within the next 10 years, spread the meme that feminists are rapists, and that what they are doing through their numerous sex laws is literally attempted rape, actions that could and should be prosecuted under existing rape laws.