Thursday, January 07, 2010

France criminalizes nagging

I mentioned before that France was going to ban psychological violence. In case you thought that I was joking, a UK newspaper reports:
Shouting at your wife may get you a criminal record in France

Married couples in France could end up with criminal records for insulting each other during arguments.
Under a new law, France is to become the first country in the world to ban 'psychological violence' within marriage.
The law would apply to cohabiting couples and to both men and women.

It would cover men who shout at their wives and women who hurl abuse at their husbands - although it was not clear last night if nagging would be viewed as breaking the law. ...

Many believe the offence will be impossible to prove. Psychologist Anne Giraud said: 'Squabbling couples will allege all kinds of things about each other, but often it will be a case of one person's word against the other.'

Sociologist Pierre Bonnet said: 'The next step will be to make rudeness a criminal offence. The police and courts will be over-stretched trying to deal with numerous cases.'
The world has gone mad. How is it that there are people who think that it is a good idea to have the govt regulate how husbands and wives talk to each other?

There are too many things wrong with this for me to list. It makes me think that feminists and shrinks are out to destroy civilization as we know it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

you neglected to mention lawyers who will reap the financial benefits as well as the government as it's simply one more way to control people. Yes, it's become a mad world.