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Catholic Priest Blames 'Filthy Clothes and Cold Food' for Murder of Women

2:20 pm - 12/27/2012

Widespread outrage has been sparked by an Italian priest's Christmas message in which he claimed that women triggered men's violence by wearing "filthy clothes" and serving "cold suppers".

Father Piero Corsi put up a leaflet on his church's notice board in the small seaside town of San Terenzio near La Spezia in northwestern Italy, asserting that 118 women killed by men in Italy in 2012 was caused by the victims themselves.

"Is it possible that men have turn crazy all of a sudden? We don't believe so. The point is that more and more women provoke, fall into arrogance, believe [themselves] to be independent and exacerbate tensions," the leaflet read.

"Children are left outside alone, homes are dirty, meals are served cold or are fast-food-like, clothing is filthy," Corsi wrote. "They [women] trigger the worst instincts, leading to violence and sexual abuse. They should do a self-examination and think: did we ask for it?"


A scan of the leaflet was posted online and triggered a wave of outrage. Corsi's Facebook page was flooded with angry comments and was shut down. 


Maria Carnieri, head of Telefono Rosa, an NGO fighting violence against women, called for the Pope and Italian Prime Minster Mario Monti to intervene.

La Spezia bishop Luigi Ernesto Palletti ordered the leaflet to be removed and distanced himself from Corsi. The priest's words, he said, were "contrary to the church's common feeling on the matter".

But Corsi told Radio Rai: "I don't know if you are a faggot or not but what do you feel when you see a naked woman? Is it not a woman's violence [sic] to unveil herself that way?"

In La Repubblica newspaper he said his words "had been exploited by liar journalists for whom jail wouldn't be an adequate sentence since they deserve the death penalty".

He later issued an apology and said he would quit the priesthood, due to the "pain and regret" he felt for the "controversy caused by his imprudent provocation", but then backtracked and denied both the apology and any intention of resigning.

Paletti suggested that Corsi takes a few days' holiday instead, La Repubblica reported.

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maladaptive 27th-Dec-2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
...Seriously. A Catholic priest saying that people are provoked into committing mortal sins.

REALLY. Because it's not people's responsibility to avoid temptation in any of its forms.
kyra_neko_rei 27th-Dec-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Quick! Ask him about the economic factors behind abortion!
deleriumd 27th-Dec-2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
I think I'm going to be sick.
lady_tigerlily 27th-Dec-2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
This is such a great follow-up to the Swazi police banning rape-provoking clothing. So sick of these people and these arguments. So, so done.

mollywobbles867 27th-Dec-2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
THOU SHALT NOT KILL!!!!!!!!!!!!

Not "Thou shalt not kill (unless thou wife dons dirty cloth and serves cold bread)"
cindyanne1 27th-Dec-2012 06:06 pm (UTC)
Won't someone think of the men? I mean they're just so incapable of controlling themselves and poor things it's just not their fault that women are evil and provoke them!


Ugh, that hurt to write...

Seriously, fuck this guy.
poetic_pixie_13 27th-Dec-2012 06:14 pm (UTC)
But Corsi told Radio Rai: "I don't know if you are a faggot or not but what do you feel when you see a naked woman? Is it not a woman's violence [sic] to unveil herself that way?"

As a dyke when I see a naked woman or a woman who I'm attracted to I don't suddenly become violent and abusive because that is not an inherent part of sexual attraction and if it is for you then omg you need to figure that shit out because that's not right.

belleweather 27th-Dec-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I'm attracted to women, but usually when I see someone who is naked when it's not a sexual situation, I wonder if she's cold.
clevermanka 27th-Dec-2012 06:21 pm (UTC)
moonbladem 27th-Dec-2012 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wow. Fuck you, Piero Corsi, and your twisted, misogynistic attitude towards women. You obviously lack the compassion and common sense to do your fucking job so yeah, you should do yourself and everyone else a favor and quit the priesthood.

In La Repubblica newspaper he said his words "had been exploited by liar journalists for whom jail wouldn't be an adequate sentence since they deserve the death penalty".

And how was it the fault of journalists when it was a scan of your own leaflet... your own words... that was the source of the outrage online? And they deserve the death penalty? For what freaking reason?
wimples 27th-Dec-2012 06:34 pm (UTC)
viejo cagalitroso can only look at pictures of naked women

<3 that whistle blowing lady
igglepoof 27th-Dec-2012 07:22 pm (UTC)
Saving.
celtic_thistle 27th-Dec-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I tried to pull out the worst quote but fuck, they're ALL horrifying. There are no words for how DONE I am with the Catholic Church. Shit like this is why. The bishop thinks he should just take time off? OH OKAY.
kyra_neko_rei 27th-Dec-2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Huh. Disagree with the Church over abortion? Get excommunicated. Disagree with the church over the ordination of women? Get excommunicated. Disagree with the church over the acceptability of murder as a punishment? Have a nice vacation, buddy, we'll see you back once these bitchez forget.
niobeeh 27th-Dec-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
I've been raging about this all day.
4o5pastmidnight 27th-Dec-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
No, fuck time off; this asshole needs to resign.
kyra_neko_rei 27th-Dec-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
I thought the Catholic Church was against capital punishment?

I don't recall hearing any exceptions if it's extrajudicial punishment for things that aren't actually against the law. There's no "capital punishment is a sin against the sanctity of life, but it's totes okay when delivered upon your wife if she doesn't do the laundry."

Asshole. Go break celibacy with a chili pepper.

Edited at 2012-12-27 07:10 pm (UTC)
lickety_split 27th-Dec-2012 07:34 pm (UTC)
I thought the Catholic Church was against capital punishment?

Come on now, Catholics will get behind anything that results in death.
subversive_kiwi 27th-Dec-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
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Fuck this, I'm taking my ball and going home.
daut 4th-Jan-2013 08:28 pm (UTC)
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myrrhmade 27th-Dec-2012 08:11 pm (UTC)
Wow, neato. Good thing he's not in any type of position of authority.
angelofdeath275 27th-Dec-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
This guy may be a rapist and abuser. Think we should kill him for good measure
crossfire 27th-Dec-2012 08:42 pm (UTC)
But Corsi told Radio Rai: "I don't know if you are a faggot or not but what do you feel when you see a naked woman? Is it not a woman's violence [sic] to unveil herself that way?"

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lady_tigerlily 27th-Dec-2012 09:01 pm (UTC)
I love this kitty gif.
ebay313 27th-Dec-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Sometimes it really feels like people are trying to win some sort of "biggest asshole" award -_-
stainedfeathers 28th-Dec-2012 01:03 am (UTC)
They're gonna have to work a lot harder than this to take that award away from Fred Phelps...
gashinenai 27th-Dec-2012 09:06 pm (UTC)
when I watched this on TV I was so disgusted and angry!
My father said "look at him: he seems just the type of guy who looks at women that way, but he's a priest so he's just trying to justify his perverse views by blaming women. What a fucker"
roadskoller 27th-Dec-2012 10:02 pm (UTC)
Wow.
Just......wow
mskye 27th-Dec-2012 10:39 pm (UTC)
oh look, it's modern irl frollo.
lady_borg 28th-Dec-2012 04:47 am (UTC)
Perfection
jettakd 27th-Dec-2012 11:02 pm (UTC)
He must be furious at seeing all those naked statues in Italy. Does he think images of Mary breastfeeding Jesus are violence inducing? This man is disgusting.
coraki 28th-Dec-2012 04:03 am (UTC)
mte Catholic churches have the walls covered with naked men and women.
vastrea 27th-Dec-2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
This is beyond depressing. I'm Italian, though I live in Rome, and I don't think I still have the strengh to be angry. They don't get reported, but things like this happen everyday: the other day it was LGTB people, today women in general, tomorrow it'll be another thing.
Anyway, this thing he put up on his Church was published online on the frontpage of the natorious catholic (and somewhat "official") Pontifex site before it made the TV. After the news featured it, it was removed.
And it was reported today he's going to have a press conference tomorrow. Oh joy.

And let it be said, the Church NEVER acts against these people, wether they're pedophiles, criminals etc. (trust me, I know), they just say they're 'outraged' and 'distance from these declarations', but never ACT. The Pope could excommunicate him and all the others that say and do these and worse things, could issue a penal trial towards them, but he doesn't. This is probably the most disgusting thing.

Sorry for the rant, I'm just worn out.
mokie 27th-Dec-2012 11:43 pm (UTC)
He later issued an apology and said he would quit the priesthood... Paletti suggested that Corsi takes a few days' holiday instead, La Repubblica reported.

Ah, I'm torn. The idea of him in a position of authority is terrible, but the idea of him allowed to date is equally awful.
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