View Poll Results: Should France ban verbal abuse of a domestic partner?

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  • Absolutely! This is as damaging as physical abuse!

    4 9.76%
  • In some cases, such as when the spouse is unable to leave

    6 14.63%
  • The verbal abuser should be forced into counseling and/or medication

    2 4.88%
  • Most adults should be able to handle this on their own

    9 21.95%
  • This is totally over reaching on the part of the government!

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Thread: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    Aren't the French, real short??
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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Then why did you click on the poll?

    Obviously, I'm bringing up the subject for opinion, since I read the article about this happening in France. Some states in the U.S. might follow suit. It may be the beginning of a trend.

    If you have no opinion, there are many other threads at this site that may interest you...
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    3- That was my opinion and it's quite valid

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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kernel Sanders View Post
    I'm wary of any law like this. Firstly, such a thing would be very difficult to prove. Secondly, unless the law deals with only the extreme cases the gray areas will get ugly. If a few mean comments are enough to become a criminal matter I would strongly oppose the law.

    If there is compelling evidence of what is clearly psychological abuse along with a solid reason why the criminal justice system is a better option than divorce, however, I could get behind a prosecution.
    I agree with this. I think it's a nice idea, but it needs to be reserved for the most extreme cases or not implemented at all.
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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    France is trying to make a law in which couples can't argue with each other?

    Good frakkin' luck.

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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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.

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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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.

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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

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