From the archbishop of Santo Domingo: Cleavage and miniskirts provoke men.Women who dress in a style unbecoming of a Sunday mass are a periodic concern for the Mexican Church. Their lack of tact in addressing the issue --sexy clothes are so common in Latin America that even people inclined to agree with the general thrust of the comments will bristle, because they inevitably insult a person's mother, sister, daughter, aunt, et cetera-- is a pretty good demonstration of why the Church is ceding its role as the moral compass for many Mexicans. It's just so far removed from reality.
The archbishop of Juárez: It's not just a question of dress, but attitudes.
The Mexican family has lost its sense of shame.
The archbishop of Tegucigalpa: Women who dress provocatively devalue
themselves and their dignity, and put themselves at risk of rape.
An Ecuadorian attendee: Such women are to blame for men attacking them.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Church to Women: Cover Up
Mexico is presently hosting the World Family Summit, a mostly Catholic affair which has led to a handful of silly comments about women dressing provocatively.