Thursday, 1 July 2010

Should emotional abuse be a criminal offence?

The French think so. "Psychological violence." I firmly believe that the incredible damage caused by psychological, or "emotional" abuse should be recognized (by society, by counsellors, in divorce proceedings, etc.), but not criminalized. Is being 'mean' then a criminal offence? Where will the lines be drawn? How many people will take advantage of this and use it against their enemies? This is opening the floodgates.