Men who loudly discuss their sexual conquests in public could face up to seven years in jail under plans to criminalise misogyny in Scotland.
A consultation, published by the SNP Government, proposes creating five new laws designed to outlaw “abusive and humiliating” male behaviour which is claimed stops women “fully participating in society”.
Under a new offence of “misogynistic behaviour”, it would not be necessary for an offender to directly address a woman to be found guilty, under the plans.
Instead, they could watch pornography where others could see it or have “loud, graphic sexual conversations about women in a public place where they can be heard by others”.
Meanwhile, under a new offence of “misogynistic harassment”, an offence would be committed if a man shouts sexually abusive remarks at a woman in the street or uses abusive language “to a girl who does not want to be ‘chatted up’”.
Other examples would include “deliberately rubbing up against a woman in a crowded place” or showing porn to a female.
In addition, a new offence of “stirring up” hatred against women and girls could be deployed against “incel” male supremacist bloggers or Andrew Tate-style online personalities who make inflammatory remarks about the opposite sex.
And what of women who indulge in any of these behaviours?