He said, she said? If she said he said the wrong thing, what he said won’t mean anything.
We’ve all heard of hate-speech laws. Well, now France will become the first country to enact rudeness-speech laws, making it a crime to commit “psychological violence” within a relationship. In other words, if Pierre and Angelique get into a shouting match and Petey happens to drop a comment about Angie’s weight, the gendarmes could come a knockin’. The Daily Mail reports, writing, “The new law, which would also apply to co-habiting couples, would see people getting criminal records for insulting their loved ones during domestic arguments.”
I’m not sure how thoroughly this will be enforced, but couldn’t such a law place about 95 percent of all couples behind bars?
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