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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    Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    France is considering banning verbal abuse between husbands and wives, and other various domestic partners.

    If you insult your wife or husband repeatedly, you could soon find yourself in court if you live in France.

    The charge? Psychological violence.

    That's what the new offence will be called if a bill backed by the government is passed by parliament.

    Once considered a purely private domain, rows between married or cohabiting couples could now prompt intervention from the state.

    The French government wants to take the controversial step of introducing a new law banning "psychological violence" between married couples or partners living together.
    BBC News - France mulls 'psychological violence' ban

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

    Do they still eat snails???
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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    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.
    Last edited by Kernel Sanders; 01-05-10 at 03:31 AM.

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

    I vote it's none of my business because I don't live in France.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    I vote it's none of my business because I don't live in France.
    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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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    Skateguy asked (Do they still eat snails???)

    Yes they do.

    Quite what that fact has to do with this proposed idiotic law is beyond my understanding, but doubtless it makes sense to you.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jujuman13 View Post
    Skateguy asked (Do they still eat snails???)

    Yes they do.

    Quite what that fact has to do with this proposed idiotic law is beyond my understanding, but doubtless it makes sense to you.
    Nothin--I was just getting a tad hungry is all.
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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    What France should be bared from--is making bad cars.
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    Re: Should France criminalize 'psychological violence' between domestic partners?

    What constitutes "psychological violence"?

    This is the kind of law that is passed in a liberal Utopia.

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

    The French should criminalize being French, lock themselves up and throw away the key.

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