I will be on the BBC radio (along with other guests) showa href=”http://worldhaveyoursay.wordpress.com/2010/01/06/on-air-should-psychological-violence-in-a-relationship-be-a-crime/” “Have your say”/a today between 1:30 and 2:30 eastern time talking about the new law in France banning psychological violence. There will be people from around the world calling in to discuss this topic. If you want to listen live, you a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/”can go to the BBC website /aand click on “Listen live” on your far right to hear the show.br /br /Update: Well, I only got a few minutes in but learned a lot. a href=”http://twitter.com/BBC_WHYS/statuses/7449767236″I made the point /athat if this law was enforced fairly, a lot of women would end up in jail. A french lawyer came on to talk about how the law is written so that men would be included– that is, a man could also bring charges against his wife if she was emotionally abusive. I pointed out that this sounded good legally but wondered if it would work out this way in practice. How many women would really end up in jail? A man from Kenya heard what I said about men and stated that since women were more expressive, they might end up being the ones charged. It was really interesting to hear perspectives from around the world.
BBC show on psychological violence ban