There is no reason sexual harassment in the street should be any more permissible than racist language
But racist language should be permissible in the street. As should sexist, xenophobic, religious, irreligious, blasphemic and pure blind outright hatred.
It\’s called \”free speech\” you see?
Incitement to violence, no, that\’s not permissible, libel (OK, slander when in the street), no, but given those two then everyone should indeed to be free to utter whatever the hell it is that crosses whatever they might possess as synapses.
Absolutely agree that all of such is not polite, much of what is/would be said is not desirable, can often be hurtful of feelings and even lead to outrage among some of the listeners.
But none of those are reasons to ban anything by law.
You could characterise this argument as Tim Worstall arguing for idiots being free to be dickheads in public.
And yes, I am. On the basis that that\’s what free means, you see?