A priest in Italy wrote this letter to the women in his village who were victims of domestic violence. Essentially, it’s their fault for wearing tight clothing and not being good housewives. He wrote:
“Let’s ask ourselves. Is it possible that men have all gone mad at one stroke? We don’t think so,” said the text, which was reproduced in several newspapers. The core of the problem is in the fact that women are more and more provocative, they yield to arrogance, they believe they can do everything themselves and they end up exacerbating tensions. How often do we see girls and even mature women walking on the streets in provocative and tight clothing? Babies left to themselves, dirty houses, cold meals and fast food at home, soiled clothes. So if a family ends up in a mess and turns into crime (a form of violence which should be condemned and punished firmly) often the responsibility is shared.”
Yeah, beating your wife is wrong – unless she gives you a reason. I know we all have grandmas and grandpas. I know we all have mothers and fathers. I know there are some cool ass old people out there. Not for nothing, though, old people need to die. The life expectancy age is getting older and that means people with crooked, tired values, who are in positions of power are still being vindicated. I’m sorry, you were lovely in your own way, you had your own moral code but there is no reasoning with you now, the world is how you see it (except not), it’s time for you to go. We’ve improved upon your archaic views about women, people of color and class. We are over it. Goodbye. Goodbye.
• Fox News is now referring to the notoriously homophobic and hate-mongering Westboro Baptist Church as “Left-Wing” and “Democratic.” On the flip-side it would be incorrect for Democrats to label them as right wing then they are clearly just a hate group.
• Kristen Stewart and Shia LaBeouf are The Box Office’s #2 and #3 best performers of 2012 (with Natalie Portman at #1). Yeah, people want to see these two actors. No, this is not a lie.
• Lena Dunham wrote a list for Vanity Fair on 12 things she learned in 2012. Why don’t you send in a list exactly like this to Vanity Fair and see if they publish. Hint: They won’t because Vanity Fair doesn’t publish the equivalent of LiveJournal entries from 2005 – unless you are famous.