Wednesday, January 6, 2010

France to Ban "Psycological Violence" - Do you think I look fat?

From the BBC: Gabrielle (not a real name) "It started when I got pregnant...he would start by saying that I was very fat, that I was ugly, of course, that I wasn't any use for anything, that I couldn't even work."

The french solution, get the government involved.

Prime Minister Francois Fillon and key members of the governing party are joining women's groups to "rescue" women from "mental breakdown and the threat of physical violence." The BBC further reports that the government is pushing a parliament bill to create an offense: Psychological violence.

Criminalizing insults between married couples (or partners) could lead to "electronic tagging" for repeat offenders.

The Telegraph headline followed: "Nagging Your Husband is NOT a Crime"

"For starters, there's the question of defining an act of psychological violence: as it stands, the legislation would appear to cover everything from nagging, to false accusations of infidelity, to sustained campaigns of verbal abuse, to a failure to supply the correct answer to the question: "Does my bum look big in this?" -- Telegraph article

"You butt looks, now leave me alone" will get you a criminal record!

What's shocking is the multitude of left leaning individuals that believe France is a country we should emulate.

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