New poll answers if Irish people think wolf-whistling should be made illegal 3 years ago

New poll answers if Irish people think wolf-whistling should be made illegal

What do you think?

Is cat-calling and wolf-whistling an unnecessary, aggressive form of sexual harassment in a public place that has no place in modern society?

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Or is it a harmless form of flirting with a complete stranger?

That is the question that was asked on Monday night's Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ One.

The poll, which was carried out by Amarách Research, asked over 1,000 Irish adults, aged 18 and over, the following question, and this is how they answered:

Is wolf-whistling a form of sexual harassment which should be outlawed??

  • Yes 26%
  • No 57%
  • Don't know 17%

There is a new legislation in the works in France which will see men receive on the spot fines if they are caught catcalling or harassing women in the street.

The Telegraph have reported that French President Emmanuel Macron has shown his support for the new law, announcing earlier in October that he will send new teams of community police to enforce the law.

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