Catholic Priest: Women Are Abused Because They Dress Provocatively and Don’t Cook Warm Meals Anymore

You know how some people think atheists hate Christmas? I am going to humbly put forth the idea that the leaders of the Catholic church are doing their own damage.

First, the Pope wanted to remind us that the real problem with the world was gay people.

Then Archbishop Vincent Nichols railed against gay marriage.

And now Father Piero Corsi of Liguria (Italy) is going after women in general:

Father Piero Corsi

Well, not women in general… Just the slutty ones who provoke poor defenseless men into beating and/or raping them.

Corsi posted a Christmas message on the front door of his church in San Terenzo, Italy. The merry, merry title? “Women and femicide — healthy self-criticism. How often do they provoke?”

He says:

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?

I think am going to write a similar article called “Children and the priests who rape them — healthy self-reflection. How often do they seduce?”

What’s that, you say? Father Benedict Groeschel already said that? There was already a blog post on Friendly Atheist about that?! You yourself wrote it? (Why have an inner monologue when you can have inner dialogue, I say!)

Well, holy shit, I can’t even satirize these lunatics anymore.

What other words of wisdom does Corsi have for us?

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.

Makes sense… Your wife left dirty dishes in the sink, so she obviously deserves a smackdown! Evidently, it never occurred to Corsi that men were capable of picking up a damn broom themselves…

There have been calls for Corsi to resign, but he says, “Screw that! I am going to call a reporter gay instead!”

I don’t know whether you’re a queer or not, but what do you feel when you see a naked women?” he asked a reporter for Rai Radio.

While he does not plan on resigning, he is going to take “a period of rest to find [his] path in a serene way.”

Let’s hope it’s a never-ending road.

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.

  • unclemike

    Christ’s loving, modest, and humble followers show off their compassion once again.

  • Dan Marshall

    Yeah… today I’ve been dealing with another catholic priest that’s a blogger. Intellectual dishonesty, strawman arguments, victim blaming– all par for the course. So sick of these whackos.

  • Joel Sax

    I love how he calls it “self-criticism” when he’s a male talking about females. What a chump.

  • Candee Bell

    So, do they say the same thing about the kids they molest? Why people still follow this group of insanity is the real mystery.

  • Larry L.

    With that line of thinking, we should rob people with money because they are just asking to be robbed because they are rich.

  • Achron Timeless

    Let’s hope it’s a never-ending road? No, I’d be happy for it to end, suddenly, into a solid rock wall.

  • MyScienceCanBeatUpYourGod

    You know, because women are treated so much better in cultures where they are completely covered from head to toe…

  • nakedanthropologist

    Hey Father Corsi, why don’t you go fuck yourself? Misogynistic asshole.

  • A3Kr0n

    And don’t be surprised if someone steals that leather jacket from you. You were asking for it by flaunting it out in the cold weather.

  • Jansen Waddell

    I love your inner dialogue! Also, I am so happy that, if I were to ever commit a rape, it’s the woman’s fault and not mine. Whew!

  • SeekerLancer

    So your religion is supposedly better than Islam, how?

  • Ibis3

    I guess he didn’t get the MRA memo: there is no more sexism or misogyny in the West, Corsi.

  • GodVlogger (on YouTube)

    What the priest is really saying is that HE would like to sexually abuse the women he sees dressed scantily, so he assumes all other men want to do the same.

  • LesterBallard

    I like Christmas. I loathe the Roman Catholic Church and its priests and bishops and pope and nuns.

  • Renshia

    The nice thing is 75% of these priests are broaching the 70 year mark. We can only look forward to the days when this neanderthal attitude will die out. In another 50 years most of these religions will be hollow shells of what they once were. Hopefully they will withdraw behind their walls and die into obscurity.

  • Renshia

    Well, that’s true…….

  • Renshia

    How people can even admit it, is the real mystery to me.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    Everytime some asshat says such a thing, I’m reminded of this image.

  • AntonioPeYangIII

    I will only agree to Corsi’s logic if he agrees deserves to be punched in the face because he’s an asshole.

  • Jessica

    Wow- I’ve never seen that before. That’s really powerful. Thanks for sharing.

  • Brian Westley

    “Intellectual dishonesty, strawman arguments, victim blaming”

    Who is Dwight Longenecker, Alex?

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    You’re welcome and yes, it is a very powerful image.

  • Sean

    I just…I just can’t.

  • Michael

    I don’t know about the rest of the world, but over here provocation is only ever a grounds to get tried on a lesser charge. If you are provoked into a criminal act you are still guilty, because it’s not an excuse.

  • PoodleSheep

    Using the blame the victim tactic, I suppose he would have to say it was his fault if someone who was a rape victim beat the living shit out of him right? I mean after all, he said the words, he brought it on himself by provoking someone who suffered a horrible event into doing it.

  • Jeramy

    Check out the JOHN HOLLOWEL channel on You Tube. Another Catholic priest talking nuts about gay people

  • midnight rambler

    Yes, amazingly enough they do. Check out the link about Father Groeschel.

  • wmdkitty

    Angry Dome. I’ll be in the Angry Dome. This guy’s making me a bit ragey.

  • wmdkitty

    Actually… yes. I’d argue that the rich, having made their wealth off of the rest of society, owe far more back to society than they currently give.

  • The Other Weirdo

    That’s been tried. 1917. Didn’t work out quite so well.

  • The Other Weirdo

    Actually, they do. The kids enticed the poor innocent priests. You don’t even have to make this shit up anymore.

  • Miss_Beara

    Us women in our slutty slut clothes, jeans and a t shirt for example, should stop luring the poor defenseless men and their poor urges. Some of them just cannot control their penises and we should do whatever we can so they don’t stray!


  • Richard Wade

    I sure would like to know where is the rich sedimentary layer where they keep digging up fossils like this guy. Sounds like Father Corsi has some serious issues with his own squashed-but-not-pacified libido. Years of self-imposed tantalization can lead to barely suppressible rage.

    While he does not plan on resigning, he is going to take “a period of rest to find [his] path in a serene way.”

    Rumor has it that he’ll be checking in to Dottore Pazzo’s Happy Haven for the Criminally Catholic in nearby Genoa.

  • Kevin S.

    Actually, there’s a lot of room between a 36% top marginal tax rate and government ownership of all land and industry.

  • Richard Wade

    He’s been avoiding doing that for so long, he might drown.

  • Glasofruix

    A cliff would be better i say.

  • chicago dyke

    please, try to use the word “women” next time. this isn’t the army. you are a man, i am a woman. it’s not hard to remember.

  • chicago dyke

    i’m loving the whole “women believe themselves self sufficient” bit.

    cause, yeah. there are no women in this world who take care of children, work at a job, pay the bills, and feed themselves without a man to support them.

    nope. that’s never happened, like, ever. oh, wait…

  • coyotenose

    Hell, they wouldn’t even have to be a rape victim by his logic. Just see him, break his kneecap, and it’s his fault for dressing like a pedo.

  • Graham Martin-Royle

    His argument (if it can be called that) is the same one that muslims use, that us men are so out of control, so unable to control our own bodies, that the mere sight of a female is enough to turn us all into raging rapists.

    Not only do I disagree with that but there is a much more fundamental point that needs to be made every time some idiot comes out with this claim. If it is true that I, as a man, cannot control my urges, then it is incumbent upon me to do something about that. It is not up to womankind to cover their selves up just to stop my behaviour.

  • Godless Monster

    Really? You’re getting on him for THAT?! Don’t you think that’s a bit petty?

  • Stev84

    Most style guides recommend against using “female” as a noun for humans. It’s just doesn’t look good. As an adjective it’s fine, but as a noun it’s usually used for animals. I have no idea why the US military insists on using it all the time like that.

  • Thackerie

    Right on! I cringe whenever I hear some idjit refer to women as “females.” We’re not cattle, and we deserve more respect than that.

  • Donatello

    I have to admit I’d like to pat Corsi on the back and tell him to keep up the good work. Every time one of these morons opens his mouth cafeteria catholics all over the world finally flip and fill out the paperwork to quit this sick cult.

  • Rusty Yates

    There are women that go about naked in some societies. Somehow they are not attacked. Where is this guy’s thinking apparatus?

  • pagansister

    Thanks for that very pertinent picture—-one should be shoved up the priest’s privates and one pasted on his alter during “mass” where he can see it while he is cannibalizing a divine being.

  • Rich Wilson

    Ya, let women think they’re self sufficient and then we get these Susan B. Anthony types who want to vote.

  • pagansister

    How in hell can ANYONE, men or women,go to a place that has “leaders” (?) that still spew such nonsense and live in the middle ages? Unbelievable!.

  • systemsready

    That’s odd…I usually refer to people as “male” or “female” when I’m unsure as to whether I should use “boy”/”girl” (demeaning?), “man/”woman” (too mature?), etc.. I never saw it as offensive and I wouldn’t see it as offensive if someone referred to me as “female”, since it’s a scientific & medical term, anyway (your gender/sex in your medical chart is NOT listed as “B” or “G”).

  • Dan Marshall

    Ding ding ding, we have a winner!

  • John Evans

    I would suggest that Joel was trying to be more inclusive. Using the word woman might be seen as excluding people below the age of majority, when they are not immune to these crimes.

  • Hassan Hamza

    And I bet his alter boys brought it upon themselves for being so cute he couldn’t keep his hands off their little asses.

  • Miranda Decker

    Wow…. Ok I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years. The guy burned 90% of my clothes when I moved in with him, because according to him, they were slutty (I’m a jeans and cute shirt type person, kinda tomboy-ish so, no they really weren’t) HE then bought clothes he approved of, with my money. Threw out most of my makeup, which I was still only allowed to wear when the two of us went out, because he thought girls just wore it to attract other guys. He let me know that he expected a clean house, dinner on the table etc., when he got home and I DID all of that. 3 years of trying my ass off to be perfect for him, to try to make him happy and to get him to not hit me… And it didn’t work. This guy doesn’t get it, he really doesn’t. An abusive man(or woman) is going to be abusive, whether the other party dresses provocatively, doesn’t cook or clean OR, as in my personal case, they change how they dress, do their hair, make sure every dinner is cooked, the house is spotless and the child is seen and not heard. What a crock of crap. Can we include some duct tape over his mouth during his ‘time of rest’ please?

  • Richard Wade

    Between his legs.

  • Sue Blue

    Oh, yes, poor, poor men – those hapless life-support systems for raging, uncontrollable penises. Doesn’t the bible say something about cutting off offending body parts? And, aside from the really egregious victim-blaming, don’t these idiots realize how insulting to the intelligence and humanity of men this attitude is?

  • Zemyla Cenh

    It’s honestly not that bad, because he used the same type of term in both cases. Now if he had said “men” and “females”, that would have pegged my creep-o-meter.

  • RobMcCune

    And not in the front.

  • Quintin van Zuijlen

    Is that not what we want then?

  • Tucker

    I was wearing my Army issued sweatpants.

  • Thegoodman

    I cannot condone violence, but if I were to read about someone beating the breaks off this guy because of what he was wearing, I would read it with at least a little pleasure.

  • slaq

    Keep on talking, Catholic Church. You’re just helping everyone realize you’re an evil, evil organization.

  • CelticWhisper

    The Angry Dome? That’s…that’s not the one that used to be Power Dome A, is it?

  • wmdkitty


    PA is awesome.

  • Michael Harrison

    Considering how powerful it was during the Holy Roman Empire, I’d say the RCC already is a hollow shell of what it once was. Here’s hoping the trend continues.

  • Michael Harrison

    What struck me was the sentence “Is it possible that all of a sudden men have gone mad?” People have always been capable of being monsters. Did this guy sleep through history class? I mean, Italy. Roman Empire. Not all morally upstanding citizens.

  • Denise Boswell

    I have chills looking at this. Thank you so much for sharing this, Kevin.

  • Kevin_Of_Bangor

    I wish the picture never had to be taken but sadly because of men who preach bullshit it was.

  • scrzbill

    Women have a mechanism that kicks in when they are raped to prevent conception.

  • scrzbill

    Male, females, what is wrong with you? Are you a male or female? How about > girl? Is that better? That has to be one of the most childish, petty, things I have seen. You know what’s more offensive, criticizing someone else when you are being too lazy to use capitals. It’s not hard to remember.

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  • Chris Hinton

    If he called me a queer I would have said, “Naw bro I’m straight, but if you want to throw the immature insults I’ll play along. The statement you just made and your outlook on women tells me you must have a very small penis. Also you probablly couldn’t get laid in a whorehouse with a fistfull fo 50′s.”