A Roman Catholic Priest enraged women in Italy for arguing in a note he pinned to his church’s front door that sexual and physical violence is the natural consequence if ladies wear provocative clothes. A copy was posted online and went viral across the country.
In an interview on a national radio show, Fr Piero Corsi also said he wasn’t stepping down and added that only a queer doesn’t feel anything when he sees a naked woman. “Are women themselves not causing harm by unveiling themselves like this?”, he asked a Rai Radio reporter.
As The Journal reports, the note sparked outrage because it claimed that the 118 women killed by men in acts of domestic violence in Italy in 2012 were related to their growing arrogance. The leaflet read:
How often do we see girls and mature women going around scantily dressed and in provocative clothes? They provoke the worst instincts, which end in violence or sexual abuse. They should search their consciences and ask: did we bring this on ourselves?
Is it possible that all of a sudden men have gone mad? We don’t believe it.The fact is that women are increasingly provocative, they become arrogant, they believe themselves to be self-sufficient and end up exacerbating the situation. Children are abandoned to their own devices, homes are dirty, meals are cold or fast food, clothes are filthy.