And ignores the fact that Jamie does, in point of law, OWN Claire and can beat her. And, actually, in The Exile we find out that Dougal wants to beat her in public and Jamie says he’ll do it privately as he’s her husband and its his job.
It’s a rough scene, but it was also a rough time!! I also always liked the part after that when Claire admits that, after living through WWII, it was true that she didn’t take things seriously. That she was having problem adjusting to the fact that one life lost in 1743 was no more tragic than millions upon millions deaths in WWII.