In Milan, Italy there is an uproar among conservative leaders against an anti-rape poster.
Milan, November 14 - An anti-rape poster showing a naked woman in a Christ-like pose has raised a storm in Milan.
The poster, commissioned by Italy's rape crisis helpline Telefono Donna, has been slammed by conservative politicians who have vowed to stop it going up around the city later this month. ''I'll do everything in my power to stop this poster going up,'' said the city council's billboard pointman, Maurizio Cadeo.
After looking at the poster (shown here) I think that what some of these men see as most blasphemous is the text included on this poster which translates to: Who Pays For Man's Sins?
This is a deliberate and powerful slap in the face to the pervasive victim blaming message many people of all religious beliefs cling to. For too many people women cause most rapes committed against them by their sinful actions which lure innocent men into sin.
To position female rape victims -- even naked ones -- as being completely innocent and forced to pay for the sins of the men who raped them is for these people a hate filled concept.