Another story that shows your words can harm you. Polish lawmaker Janusz Korwin-Mikke is learning this the hard way. After declaring that women shouldn’t receive as much money as men because they are weaker, he has been suspended as well as much more.
He will lose his lawmakers’ daily subsistence allowance for 30 days, which means he stands to lose out on 9,180 euros ($9,800) in total. In addition, he is being banned from representing the legislature for a year, meaning he won’t be able to participate in parliamentary delegations, for example.
The president of the European Union parliament’s announcement was greeted by applause. Korwin-Mikke appeared to laugh and clap himself as his punishment was read out.
The European Parliament characterized the sanctions as being “unprecedented in severity. This is the issue of which I wrote of earlier per the ap:
“During a March 1 debate on the gender pay gap Korwin-Mikke, a radical right-winger who leads a marginal party, said: “Of course women must earn less than men because they are weaker, they are smaller, they are less intelligent. They must earn less, that’s all.
Parliamentary authorities opened an investigation under rules specifying that members must show mutual respect and refrain from “defamatory, racist or xenophobic language or behavior.
“I will not tolerate such behaviour, in particular when it comes from someone who is expected to discharge his duties as a representative of the peoples of Europe with due dignity,” Tajani said. “By offending all women, (Korwin-Mikke) displayed contempt for our most fundamental values” (2017.)