Aren't the French, real short??
Absolutely! This is as damaging as physical abuse!
In some cases, such as when the spouse is unable to leave
The verbal abuser should be forced into counseling and/or medication
Most adults should be able to handle this on their own
This is totally over reaching on the part of the government!
Aren't the French, real short??
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I can't. This is important.
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Heck no. It is entirely in the eyes of the beholder what constitutes 'psychological violence'. If you're walking down the sidewalk bantering with your wife/husband and someone over hears and thinks that what we are saying should not be said to any individual and he/she calls the cops and tells them what was said then what happens?
This is what they call a slippery slope law. Might start with extreme cases but it will lead to the most inane of jokes being decriminalized. And possibly being extended to "hate speech".
And the most important part of all.
It interferes with freedom of speech. Don't get me wrong, I don't hold with verbally abusing anyone. But sometimes there's just nothing that should be done by the government because something else far larger is at stake. Besides, that's what divorce is for.
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France is trying to make a law in which couples can't argue with each other?
Good frakkin' luck.
There wasn't an option for "in rare cases," so I picked "sometimes". Psychological abuse can definitely harm, but, definitions would have to be so subjective as to make the law almost totally unenforceable.
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Hell no, they shouldn't criminalize it. Some people live for that crap. It's called Drama and it gives people meaning in their lives and something to bitch and moan about.
Some French people are real short in much the same way that other nationalities have people who are also real short.
Skateguy posted(What France should be bared from--is making bad cars.)
Not entirely certain what France is bared from.
France makes some pretty good cars although sometimes when they introduce electronics into a vehicle they have a habit of going wrong, as in for example:
Renault 25 was introduced with an electronic voice simulator that advised the driver the vehicle was running low on fuel.
I picked up a Renault 25 from Paris drove it about 8KM / 5 miles whereupon it informed me the fuel tank was nearly empty, upon my filling the gas tank, it continued informing me thereafter every 3 minutes that the vehicle was running short of fuel.
I exchanged the car for another one once I arrived in Lyon.
This is ridiculous. Maybe they should contract for parents, too, since grown adults don't seem capable of handling their business without government interference.
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