|Father Piero Corsi|
(Scroll down for video) A priest caused widespread outrage after blaming women for being victims of violence because they wear filthy clothing among other reasons, according to a church bulletin board leaflet uploaded to the Internet.
Widespread outrage has been provoked by the message of the Italian priest in which he claimed that women trigger male violence for wearing dirty clothing and for serving cold dinners.
Father Piero Corsi put out a flyer on the bulletin board of his church in the small coastal town of San Terenzio near La Spezia, in northwestern Italy, stating that 118 women killed by men in Italy in 2012, was caused by the victims themselves.
"Is it possible that men become crazy, turn crazy all of a sudden? I do not think so. The point is that more and more women provoke violence by being arrogant, believing in themselves, being independent and exacerbating tensions," the brochure said.
"Children are left alone in dirty homes, are served cold meals or fast food-like meals, and their clothes are dirty," Corsi wrote. "They trigger the worst instincts, leading to violence and sexual abuse. Women need to do some soul-searching and thinking. They need to ask themselves, ‘Did we ask for it?’"
A copy of the leaflet was posted online and sparked a wave of indignation. Corsi’s Facebook page was flooded with angry comments and was shut down.