a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8537591.stm"Violent French husbands 'may be tagged'/a (thanks to the reader who sent this):br /br /blockquoteMen seen as likely to be violent towards their wives could be forced to wear an electronic tag under a law being debated by the French parliament.br /br /The tag would have to be worn by men who have received a court order to stay away from their partner.br /br /The proposal is part of a draft law on conjugal violence. It has cross-party support and is expected to pass easily.br /br /According to the government, around 160 women in France are murdered by their husbands or partners every year.br /br /Parliament is also considering outlawing psychological violence in the home, because it is seen by many as a precursor to physical violence.br /br /It is rare for the left and the right in France to agree on anything, says the BBC's Hugh Schofield, so the near unanimity in parliament behind this law comes as something of a novelty.br /br /Everyone agrees that domestic violence is bad and getting worse. /blockquotebr /Why is it that when the left and right finally agree on something, it's to take away the civil rights of men and treat them like dogs? Apparently, misandry is a bipartisan endeavor.
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