Monday, January 26, 2009

Italian P.M.: only beautiful girls are raped  

Wow, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, you certainly put your foot in your mouth this time. When responding to a proposal to increase the military presence on city streets to reduce the growing number of rapes, Berlusconi said:

"We can't think of deploying a large force. We would have to send as many soldiers as there are beautiful girls. And I don't think we would manage."

His response to the inevitable backlash that resulted from this abhorrent comment? He was just trying to give a "compliment to pretty Italian girls, of which there are millions."

Thanks so much for the compliment, Silvio! You're too kind.

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2 comments: to “ Italian P.M.: only beautiful girls are raped

  • February 7, 2009 at 12:02 PM  

    I think he was trying to imply that all Italian girls are beautiful, and thus you couldn't possibly have enough soldiers to stop them from being raped. Um...yay?

    Either, wtf kind of thing is that to say?

  • February 16, 2009 at 7:40 PM  

    I think what he's more trying to say is "these women are beautiful, of course these men can't help themselves and i'm not going to try to do something about it because i'm too lazy to try to hold men accountable"