Why is it that physical abuse is illegal, and emotional abuse is not?
Considering physical abuse is illegal, at least in the United States among other countries, why do people allow emotional abuse to take place everywhere without any type of legal reprecussions? Emotional abuse can most certainly be considered at least as damaging as physical abuse, but yet it happens and is recognized, but goes unpunished, at least legally. It may very well be that emotional abuse is difficult to “prove”, or that it is subjective, but reality shows that it has long lasting and devastating effects on people. Sometimes for life. Should people be held accountable for inflicting emotional damage on someone else?