Italian men regress on domestic violence

by Roberta Lunghini - 2015.11.18

A growing number of young Italian men are tolerating, underestimating or hiding violence against women. 'Rosa shocking' (shocking pink) is a report from the association We World, which found that, in the age group 18-29 years, 25% of Italian men think that attacks on their girlfriends, lovers, female friends and acquaintances are just blips that shouldn't be punished. They can be justified with excuses such as “I love her too much” or “she provoked me”. Another statistic that confirms the resurgence of sexism among the younger generation is that 32% believe that all domestic violence should be dealt with behind closed doors, just because “dirty laundry should be washed at home”.

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