Costa Rica: ‘slut walk’ protests bishop’s remarks on modesty
Catholic World News - August 15, 2011
Montserrat Sagot, a women’s studies professor at the University of Costa Rica, has organized a “slut walk” outside the capital’s metropolitan cathedral to protest a bishop’s remarks on modesty.
At an August 2 ceremony in honor of the nation’s patron saint, Bishop José Francisco Ulloa Rojas of Cartago had called upon women to dress modestly so as to not to be objectified.
“The sexual gift that God gave women is wrapped in love and fidelity for its ultimate purpose: fertilization,” he was quoted as saying.
Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega of Monterrey (Mexico) reportedly added that a woman’s mission “does not consist in emulating men, but rather in creating a more humane world by exercising creativity in the household.”
“The mandate from the Church for women to act with modesty and decency is the same conservative message that intends to blame women for the abuses of which they are victims,” Sagot responded.
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