Obvious and unnintended consequences

If enforced impartially, this law could actually work rather well for a lot of henpecked men. An awful lot of women would be wearing electronic tags within six months, which is why it will presumably be administered as a male-only offense:

France will become the first country in the world to ban ‘psychological violence’ within marriage later this year. The new law, which would also apply to co-habiting couples, would see people getting criminal records for insulting their loved ones during domestic arguments.

Go ahead, madam. Show off for your friends by telling them how your husband is worthless around the house and doesn’t know how to change a diaper. He’s got the police on speed dial.