Swedish MPs Want “Man Tax”
05/10/2004 09:40 AM Reuters
A group of Swedish parliamentarians have proposed levying a “man tax” to cover the social cost of violence against women.
“It must be obvious to all of us that society has a huge problem with male violence against women and that has a cost,” Left Party deputy Gudrun Schyman told Swedish radio.
“We must have a discussion where men understand they as a group have a responsibility,” said Schyman, one of the party members to sign the motion for debate on the new tax.
Schyman said in a headline-hitting 2002 speech that discrimination in Sweden followed “the same pattern” as in Afghanistan under the Taliban.