Thursday, May 28, 2009

Should emotional abuse be illegal?

Should it be legal to criticize women? Malaysia is considering the definition of domestic violence to include emotional abuse. (Thanks to Novaseeker for finding this story.)

KOTA KINABALU: A husband telling his wife that she is no longer pretty in an attempt to humiliate her can be classified as an emotional violence offence if amendments are made to the Domestic Violence Act (DVA)1994.

The plan is to amend the DVA for the inclusion of a clause on emotional violence against women.

Currently, they are only protected only against physical abuse, Women's Development Department director-general Datuk Dr Noorul Ainur Mohd Nur said.

1 comment:

  1. What if the woman tells her husband that he doesn't make enough money? Does that count as emotional abuse too?