An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings

February 28, 2007

An Odd Law, With Consequence?

Filed under: Crime — olbroad @ 11:48

Does this seem a tad out of whack to anyone else?

Jealous husbands may face trial in court

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.

I know a certain fellow that wouldn’t bode well under such a law. As a matter of fact, I’ve known quite a few guys who were so insecure, they couldn’t believe their wives/girlfriends are faithful…perhaps they themselves were not. One of those “methinks thou dost protest too much” type scenarios.

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.

How is the woman suppose to get anything done around the house if she has to keep answering the phone. Me? I’d just turn the sucker off.

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.

If someone tells you how crazy you are on frequent basis, the woman is going to start believe it. Make her think she’s completely off the deep end, and she might snap and there could be blood gushing all over the floor…..his!

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.

Oh yeah, that would make everything all right. Make him go in jealous, have him come out convince she was unfaithful and mad as a hatter.

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

This is a very bad thing, and yes, something should be done to stem the tide, but I don’t this is answer.

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

A good education, a decent job, makes a man feel a lot better about himself. The Mexican government could offer adult education, and job training. Educated people are less likely to be horses rumps. Not always, but as a rule. 🙂

“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.”

I find jealousy and anger to be mentally and physically exhausting. I avoid both at all costs. 🙂

H/T:  The World According to Nick and Dr. Helen


1 Comment »

  1. With all the real problems in Mexico (like 300+ dead women in Juarez at the hands of a real psycho not just some “jealous” guy), THIS is what they waste prosecutorial resources on? Now, some of these things are signs of an abusive relationship, but call it abuse, not “jealousy” which diminishes it.

    Comment by rosettaresearch — March 1, 2007 @ 9:49

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