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Count Alex's Losses
02-26-2007, 07:34 PM
http://today.reuters.com/news/articlenews.aspx?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyid=2007-02-26T133129Z_01_N23288551_RTRUKOC_0_US-MEXICO-HUSBANDS.xml&src=rss

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican men who display extreme jealousy or avoid sex with their wives could be tried in court and punished under a new law, the special prosecutor for crimes against women told a local newspaper on Friday.

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.

In Mexico, about 75 percent of all murdered women are killed by their husbands, Perez Duarte said.

"If we do not stop this from the beginning, it turns into beatings, and the beatings turn into more beatings and rape, until it gets out of hand, and whoops, she died," she told the paper.

Perez Duarte said the law would be a weapon that women could employ to level the playing field with abusive men.

"Men ought not to feel discriminated against," she told Excelsior.

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."

Simplex3
02-26-2007, 08:15 PM
Now I know why they're desperately trying to get up here. That may be the dumbest f**king law I've ever seen.

kepp
02-26-2007, 08:24 PM
Hell hath no fury...

Simplex3
02-26-2007, 08:30 PM
Hell hath no fury...
...like a Latino bitch with a hyphenated name and too much time on her hands...


It's sad, one guy in Mexico doesn't beat his wife enough and she suddenly starts passing these freaking laws and screwing up the lives of the all the other men. The old adage is true:

"Spare the rod, spoil the broad."

el borracho
02-26-2007, 08:37 PM
I don't see how this law is helpful. What is the thinking here? That after the wife sends the husband to jail for 5 years he will return and be a better husband to her? That's insane!

If the husband is a liar or a cheat or too controlling just leave him. It turns out the same, anyway, since his going to jail is most likely the end of the marriage.

milkman
02-26-2007, 08:44 PM
I don't see how this law is helpful. What is the thinking here? That after the wife sends the husband to jail for 5 years he will return and be a better husband to her? That's insane!

If the husband is a liar or a cheat or too controlling just leave him. It turns out the same, anyway, since his going to jail is most likely the end of the marriage.

If this law is enacted, only dumbasses will be getting married in Mexico.

BucEyedPea
02-26-2007, 08:47 PM
...like a Latino bitch... and too much time on her hands...
"Spare the rod, spoil the broad."
ROFL

Be careful with whaddya say'a...unless you wanna a visit froma da family. :p

Simplex3
02-26-2007, 08:59 PM
ROFL

Be careful with whaddya say'a...unless you wanna a visit froma da family. :p
Latino, not Italian. That would be "la familia", not "froma da family".

BucEyedPea
02-26-2007, 09:11 PM
Latino, not Italian. That would be "la familia", not "froma da family".
Heh! Ya' know whadda they say'a bout'a Sicilianos....they're not really Italiano.

el borracho
02-26-2007, 09:41 PM
In case anyone cares...

"la familia" is Spanish for "the family"
"la famiglia" is Italian for "the family"

they are pronounced the same.

...end of public service announcement.