According to an Australian imam, rapes happen because women dress provocatively (i.e. they eschew headscarves). He said that was tantamount to leaving meat out for animals, which certainly could not be blamed for tucking in.
The now embattled cleric quickly backtracked and apologized for his comments, but the damage has seemingly already been done.
Well, some of it. Certainly to his reputation. He's already been asked by some to resign.
But that's small potatoes. Women may wish to show clerics such as these, in a more dramatic manner, that their offensive, sexist comments will not be tolerated.
Based on recent world events, it seems it would be appropriate for Aussie women to overturn cars, smash shop windows, torch embassies and maybe even take a few lives in response to these insensitive remarks.
Women from other countries could certainly join in with sympathy riots in their own localities. They should stand united against this kind of ignorance, no?
Come to think of it, men were insulted in these comments, too. “Animals” are we? I’m disgusted by the suggestion, and may well register my anger at the nearest mosque.
Yes, two can play at the “deeply offended and therefore justified in violence” game.