Thursday, January 07, 2010

Watch your words or go to jail

Have things really gone this far?? How did things go so wrong that the government in France is required to step in to protect its citizens when couples have a tiff? The next thing you know it won't just be married couples that will need an 'outside mediator,' even strangers will need the guiding hand of the government to get along (sarc). This is a step in the wrong direction. If they treat people like children, people will learn to behave like children.

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.

French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said electronic tagging would be used on repeat offenders.

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

The law is expected to cover every kind of insult including repeated rude remarks about a partner's appearance, false allegations of infidelity and threats of physical violence.

Police are being urged to issue a caution in the first instance, but repeat offenders could face a fine, a restraining order or even jail.

Critics said the measure was a gimmick produced in response to lobbying by feminists and would be impossible to implement.

But French premier Francois Fillon, who announced the law, said: "The creation of this offence will allow us to deal with the most insidious situations - situations that leave no visible scars, but which leave victims torn up inside."

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."

A spokesman for Fillon said the law was supported by the government, and was likely to be implemented within six months.
Daily Mail

11 Opinion(s):

h said...

Here are a few more from liberal coo-coo land.

The world is going mad.

Dachshund said...
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Treacle Bender said...

does loud motor-boating count?

Anonymous said...

they will have to turn the whole of france into a prison, they are all rude!

Anonymous said...

Dachshund said....@....7:43 PM

Divorce him if you can´t stand him any longer. It´s just wrong to make your problems the nations.

Anonymous said...

Are we all menstruating at the same time on this blog?

Islandshark said...

Zuma might have his hands full with 5 wives if this spills over to SA...

Oh, I forgot - he is in charge of the NPA.

Dachshund said...
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Dachshund said...

TB: Yes, I'm afraid loud motor-boating counts, as does licking an ice cream too loudly in a public place.

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Anonymous said...

If the liberalist graph continues on it's present slant, the world is going to be so fucked up a couple of decades from now, that most of the liberals alive today won't even recognize it, nor would they want to live in it.