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February 26, 2007

New Mexican Law: Check Up On Your Wife Too Much And Get Jailed For The Crime Of Jealousy; Pay Insufficient Attention And Get Locked Up For Crime Of Indifference

No, I'm not kidding.

MEXICAN men who display extreme jealousy or avoid sex with their wives could be tried in court and punished under a new law. Men who phone their wives every half hour to check up on them, constantly suspect them of infidelity or try to control the way they dress are committing the crime of jealousy, special prosecutor Alicia Elena Perez Duarte told Excelsior newspaper.

Those who stop talking to their wives, avoid sex or try to convince suspicious spouses they are "crazy" even if they are caught red-handed having an affair, are guilty of indifference, she said.

Men found guilty of jealousy or indifference could face up to five years in prison, the newspaper said. Mexico's individual states will determine the punishments, it said.

The progressive new law was passed this month to protect women from domestic violence.

...

Ms Perez Duarte said indifference, jealousy or lack of love were crimes against women just as much as physical violence.

"Jealousy produces a particular type of stress in the person that comes up against it," she said.

"It is exactly the same. They are wounds, psychological scars identical to physical scars."

The claim is that these laws are intended to protect women against abuse by husbands -- actual abuse, actual murder -- but she seems to undermine the seriousness of that by claiming the stress of jealousy, or indifference, is "exactly the same" as physical violence, no?

I can't keep up with the stupidity any longer.

In related news, men who don't spend enough time on foreplay face a ten year sentence, while those who spend too much time on foreplay will face a fifteen year sentence under the new Mexican law against "Frontin'."

Mild Pussycat Dolls warning on that.

Thanks to Jacob, via Protein Wisdom.


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