France is in the process of making "psychological violence" the same as physical violence in the eyes of the law, for married couples. Some of the examples of exactly what types of scenarios would qualify under this new invasive legislation, consist of things like a woman telling a man that she should have married someone with more money, or a man telling a woman that he was better off with his first wife. We're told not to worry about excessive use of this nifty new law, though:
"[Martine] Billard rejects critics who say the new law would allow couples to be hauled in for having an argument. She says it must be proved that the abuse is repeated and done with the intention of destroying the victim's dignity." - NPR
But what qualifies as "repeated?" What if the police arrive, and your nosy neighbor mentions that this isn't the first time she's heard that couple fight? Does that qualify, or is it necessary for separate, documented incidences to occur? And if so, how many? Two? Three? Also, who determines what is and is not "done with the intention of destroying the victim's dignity?" Many questions, and I'm willing to bet we wouldn't like the honest answers very much.
While it would be lovely to have the power, either legally or personally, to stop this sort of mean and unsavory behavior, the simple truth is that any attempt to legislate this aspect of human life is ridiculous on its face, and an obvious vehicle for government to extend its influence over our private lives even further. Anyone who's experienced anything even remotely close to romantic love would agree that ugly fights are often par for the course and in the end, whether we care to acknowledge it or not, can contribute to the process of emotional understanding and bonding that is love. In other words, love is a refining process, and argumentative clashes, for most people, play some role in that.
My heart, of course, goes out to any women in France who are truly being verbally/emotionally victimized. But this is precisely why I'm critical of this type of legislation, as it's in no way geared toward helping anyone, rather toward setting the precedent for Big Brother's immediate intervention in any conduct that violates the establishment's set norms. The globalists understand that naturally healthy relationships have both ups and downs, and hence it'd be unrealistic to enforce this sort of behavioral control on healthy human beings. Which is why they need us on their drugs, if not directly through prescription, then to a considerable extent, through our water and food supply. They've succeeded in training almost all people, the world over, to ignore politics and show disdain for all but the shallowest features of social life. Now they're taking the first steps toward applying this same code of docility and conformity within the home.
Obviously, in cases of genuine psychological abuse, intervention on the clinical, and not the law enforcement level of society is needed. Hopefully France, who once stood alongside us as a worldwide beacon for liberty, will muster the willpower to strike down this oppressive and easily abusable legislation.
Read the NPR article.