Haha don’t worry. The pope may present himself as some kind of lovable guy who just happened to bumble his kindly way up the hierarchy of an evil institution, but don’t worry, he’s still a patronizing clueless eyes-closed asshole about women. Whew, what a relief, right? He’s normal, and he won’t be giving all the expensive real estate away to some poor people.
The pope said women were “the most beautiful thing God has made”. And he added: “Theology cannot be done without this feminine touch.”
He agreed not enough was said about women and promised that steps were being taken to remedy the situation.
Because women are so priddy.
But when his interviewer, the Vatican correspondent of the Rome daily Il Messaggero, Franca Giansoldati, asked him whether he could detect an underlying misogyny in the Catholic church, Francis replied: “The fact is that woman was taken from a rib.” Giansoldati wrote that he then laughed “heartily” before saying: “I’m joking. That was a joke.”
The 77-year-old pontiff went on: “The issue of women needs to be gone into in more depth, otherwise you can’t understand the church itself.” But did he envisage, say, appointing a woman to head a Vatican department?
“Well,” replied the pope cryptically. “Priests often end up under the sway of their housekeepers.”
See? See how normal he is? Both as a Catholic and as an asshole? Patronizing contempt for women all the way; booya.
A priest who blogs has a good laugh about the whole thing himself. (I do love the tinkle of male laughter at women, don’t you? Such a cheerful sound.)
The Holy Father had an interview with the Italian daily Il Messaggero. It isn’t all that revelatory and I suspect that not too many people will be excited about it.
There is little more statism in it. One thing to note, however, is that our feminists are not going to be happy with this interview. Not one little bit.
Tee hee. Tee hee hee. Those feminists are so funny. Tee hee hee hee.
And there are comments, and all of them share his contempt and amusement. Stupid women, wanting to be treated as equals. Tee hee hee.