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Almost half of French people back a proposal to make it a criminal offence to shirk domestic chores, according to a new poll.

The survey for the Ifop institute also found that if the proposal was implemented, 14 per cent of respondents would be prepared to file a criminal lawsuit against their spouses or partners for failing to do their share of the housework.

OK. So, presumably it will also be possible to sue the other half for not going out to work to bring money into the household then?

Of course, this being France the more usual methods of with-holding sex until some mucking in with the housework is done won’t work. French folk don’t have sex with the people they live with, do they?

15 thoughts on “Now this is interesting”

  1. What would be “their share”?

    And surely this would be a civil matter, not criminal.

    The link claims it’s about making it an offence to *avoid* housework, not about not doing what housework that is there. I avoid housework by ensuring there is no housework to do.

  2. Utter bullshit.

    You’re so upset with your épouse that you’d have them locked up for not doing enough around the house?

    Well, bloody well leave them, then.

    If they get locked up, they will, after all, have left you got some months.

    Of course, the punishment could be a demand for many euros instead; but that punishes the whole household. And when not paid, eventually results in the lockup.

    Pas!

  3. Dennis, Offender of Krauts, Frogs and other Wogs

    Almost half of French people back a proposal to make it a criminal offence to shirk domestic chores, according to a new poll.

    The survey for the Ifop institute also found that if the proposal was implemented, 14 per cent of respondents would be prepared to file a criminal lawsuit against their spouses or partners for failing to do their share of the housework.

    Whatever the problems and follies one encounters in ‘Merica – and we have plenty of both – on any given day one need only look across the pond to be reminded why any wog with a room temperature IQ (room temperature Celsius) got on a boat and headed our way as quickly as they could.

    One of Timmy’s least appreciated functions here is serving as a daily reminder to drop to my knees and thank God for making me a septic.

  4. One of Timmy’s least appreciated functions here is serving as a daily reminder to drop to my knees and thank God

    I thought you did that at the mosque anyway, Dennis

  5. Can’t drink ’till you’re 21, can’t fuck ’till you’re 18 and prostitution is illegal. Septics wouldn’t notice if the mullahs took over anyway. Just kidding. 😉

    This law would be aimed at men, then, as the principle that women can’t be legally obliged to do anything has already been established. Funny how we’ve gone from husbands owning their wife to wives owning their husband, isn’t it?

  6. “Almost half of French people…”

    They needed a survey to discover that, in general, women would like to do less?

  7. Dennis, Not Being Sarcastic At All

    I thought you did that at the mosque anyway, Dennis

    You’re so cute when you imagine you’re annoying me.

  8. “on any given day one need only look across the pond to be reminded why any wog with a room temperature IQ (room temperature Celsius) got on a boat and headed our way as quickly as they could.”

    Did I read that correctly…..

  9. Clearly a man-on-the-street survey for a late night comedy show.

    Some of the other questions asked:

    “Should leaving the toilet seat up result in a €100 fine?”

    “Should all mothers-in-law be transferred to an internment camp?”

    “Should we end women’s suffrage?”

    Anyway, your spouse can’t do much housework at all if they’re busy preparing for a criminal trial or hanging out in prison.

  10. I wonder if it’s then a crime for the housework you didn’t do whilst in prison…

    I married a French women. The answer’s not always. Oh & she never did any housework at all. Nor did her mother, for that matter. Seeing them both banged up wouldn’t be a bad thing, although they’d need a spade for la mère.

  11. “Roué le Jour
    April 9, 2022 at 1:01 pm”

    We can fuck before 18. It’s just that we don’t let our high school teachers fuck their students.

  12. “Funny how we’ve gone from husbands owning their wife to wives owning their husband, isn’t it?”

    It’s always the same – they don’t want equality, they want the same crap, just with them as ‘oppressors’.

    They want to be the boot.

  13. Remember, allowing the State into every aspect of your lives was a good idea, right?

    Still, file this under the standard “half the population, when asked, wants criminal charges against the other half. The actual crime doesn’t matter”. File alongside polls about people wanting other people to pay more taxes.

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