EU Directive 2002/73/EC states:
For the purposes of this Directive, the following definitions shall apply:
sexual harassment: where any form of unwanted verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature occurs, with the purpose or effect of violating the dignity of a person, in particular when creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment
Harassment and sexual harassment within the meaning of this Directive shall be deemed to be discrimination on the grounds of sex and therefore prohibited.
Conversely, Hoaxtead Fruitcake Directive (2015) states:
For the purposes of this scam, the following processes shall apply:
Fruitcakes will frequently and publicly speak in vivid detail about named individuals’ dangly bits and “pubenda”.
Diagrams purporting to show the supposed naughty bits of innocent people will be displayed in videos ad nauseum
Private videos of Children A&G talking “confidentially” about “touching each other” and “white stuff coming out” will be repeatedly posted to the internet, contrary to a number of injunctions.
Comments of an extremely sexual nature will be shouted at people outside their homes, churches and schools, preferably in the presence of terrified children.
Perpetual demands shall be made for hundreds of innocent people to whip out their ding-dongs and foo-foos in public, for inspection by self-appointed Hoaxtead Fruitcake Brigade officials.
Troublingly, that second directive appears to contradict the EU one on a number of points. Perhaps someone could enlighten us as to which one we should adhere to; and whether sexual harassment should be added to the ever growing list of the Hoaxtead fruitcakes’ transgressions. Perhaps Super Earther and Deborah Mahmoudieh, in light of their rather amusing claims to be experts on EU law, could fill us in ;)