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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!
furrygreen 27th-Dec-2012 08:16 pm (UTC)
REALLY. Because it's not people's responsibility to avoid temptation in any of its forms.

It's only woman's responsibility to avoid temptation -- but clearly we aren't good at it. Men would still be nekked in the garden if it weren't for us.

You know, as a complete tangent, I've never understood the logic of that damn apple. It takes the second most powerful being (or the most powerful being if dear Lucie could disregard the cloud sitter) to convince her to eat the apple and it took a mere mortal, one that was much younger than himself, to convince him to eat it.
angelofdeath275 27th-Dec-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
lol omg you do make a point about the apple
keeni84 27th-Dec-2012 09:47 pm (UTC)
Further, how exactly could Eve have known she was doing evil (or even "tempting" Adam) if the knowledge of good and evil could only be shown to her by eating the apple?

So basically God banishes Eve (and Adam) from paradise simply because some supernatural creature took advantage of her innocence and naivete.

I DON'T GET IT
sitakhet 27th-Dec-2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
...you know, when you put it like that, you can read into the whole thing a loooooot differently.
angelofdeath275 28th-Dec-2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Winner
kishmet 28th-Dec-2012 03:32 am (UTC)
Not to mention the fact that the other most powerful being, who's supposedly omniscient and omnipotent, must have seen this coming and created all the players in the Eden drama with full knowledge of the events to come.

(Also to be fair, the snake is never called Lucifer/Satan/what have you in the Bible itself, as far as I'm aware)
furrygreen 29th-Dec-2012 08:24 pm (UTC)
Not to mention the fact that the other most powerful being, who's supposedly omniscient and omnipotent, must have seen this coming and created all the players in the Eden drama with full knowledge of the events to come.

I dunno. Lilith was a tough act to follow. He probably got bored watching them pounce around all nekked and jigglie without anything fun going on. Send in a mean ol' angel with a fiery sword to damn the whole human race would probably liven things up.

(Also to be fair, the snake is never called Lucifer/Satan/what have you in the Bible itself, as far as I'm aware)

Yes and no. The bible contradicts itself. The serpent is used in Genesis but it also appears in Revelations (as the "great serpent of old".) There is a stronger case for the serpent being a name for the Devil than Lucifer. Lucifer is only mentioned once and is never directly called the Devil. Hell, in more modern and accurate translations, Lucifer doesn't appear at all.
jenny_jenkins 28th-Dec-2012 07:08 am (UTC)
There are no apples in Yemen.

I call foul. If they had said it was a fig, maybe.
encircleme 30th-Dec-2012 05:10 pm (UTC)
From what I recall, it was actually a pomegranate and somehow got turned into an apple along the way.
zendequervain 29th-Dec-2012 02:05 am (UTC)
A pastor I know and respect greatly has a shirt that says 'Eve was framed'. She wears it to conferences and the like.
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