French parliament has a hoot while mulling sexual harassment law

While the French parliament is set to pass new sexual harassment law, it demonstrably fails to live up to the ambitions itself.

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The hooting and catcalls began as soon as the Cabinet minister stood, wearing a blue and white flowered dress. It did not cease for the entire time she spoke before France's National Assembly. And the heckling came not from an unruly crowd, but from male legislators who later said they were merely showing their appreciation on a warm summer's day, reports the New Zealand Herald.