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Wash your mouth out with soap: UK law would jail husbands for “shouting obscenities” at wives

August 21, 2014

No more “controlling behavior”!

HUSBANDS who keep their wives downtrodden could face prison under new plans set out by the Government today.

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, published proposals for a new offence of “domestic abuse” designed to criminalise men who bully, cause psychological harm or deny money to their partners.

The law would make the worst cases of non-violent “controlling behaviour” a jailable offence.

Exact terms of the offence are yet to be defined, but it could involve humiliating, frightening or intimidating a partner, keeping them away from friends or family or restricting their access to money.

I love the “restricting access to money.” I want to spend my husband into bankruptcy.

The consultation paper acknowledged that domestic abuse was already partly covered by stalking and harassment laws, but it said a new offence might be necessary because some experts had argued that “the law is ambiguous and perpetrators are … not being brought to justice”.

Here’s an example of a perpetrator:

In a separate case highlighted by Rachel Horman, a solicitor who specialises in domestic abuse cases, a woman was woken in the night by her husband, who had been drinking.

He ordered her to go to the garage to buy cigarettes for him, and to bring a receipt to show how much of his money she had spent.

When she returned without the receipt, he shouted obscenities at her and ordered her to get on her knees to beg his forgiveness, which she did immediately to avoid being hit.

You know, there’s already a remedy for this sort of thing. It’s called divorce. But we can’t expect women to stand on their own two feet and exercise volition. Because women are delicate flowers who need protection from the government against big, bad men who say nasty things to them.

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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