A new French law criminalizes “psychological violence” against a spouse or cohabiting partner.
Pretty great I say. The French are geniuses. They have already outlawed pesky things like free speech, unsexy clothes and hard work. Now all those domestic arguments must stay within strict rules laid down by the government. Think about all the hours saved. No endless bickering, no name-calling, no emotional blackmails. Ah, what a life. Relaxed, stress-free and productive. A nice, fat, motherly government to keep deviants in line and make sure no one ever hurts another’s feelings. What’s there to worry? Big momma will always watch out for you.
“Why can’t you be caring and romantic again, like when we were seventeen? I wonder why I still stick with you!
“No one’s forcing you to stay honey. Feel free to move your fat ass and leave me for good. Just stop subjecting me to your endless blabbering.”
“Sob! Police!! I have been PSYCHOLOGICALLY abused!!”
On the French agenda for next month: rules forbidding laziness, rudeness and jealousy.