Federal Minister of Justice Marco Buschmann wants to punish violence against women more severely in the future and amend the penal code for this purpose. “Every day women experience violence from men – just because they want to live free and self-determined lives. Every day women are hurt, traumatized or even killed – because they defy male domination mania. In our country, too, the extent of misogynist violence is shocking,” said the FDP politician to the newspapers of the Funke media group.

Acts of violence by men against women “should not be trivialized as “private tragedies” or “jealousy dramas”, argued Buschmann further.