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Let’s keep talking about what a big meanie Richard Dawkins is instead

By Amanda Marcotte
Thursday, September 11, 2008 19:52 EDT
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An Italian comedian named Sabina Guzzanti is facing up to five years in jail for making fun of the Pope. Here’s the sort of criticizing of religion that can get you in jail in Italy:

“But then, within 20 years the Pope will be where he ought to be — in Hell, tormented by great big poofter devils, and very active ones, not passive ones.”

Keelhauling women for insolence appears to be a common theme in these kind of things.

Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte
Amanda Marcotte is a freelance journalist born and bred in Texas, but now living in the writer reserve of Brooklyn. She focuses on feminism, national politics, and pop culture, with the order shifting depending on her mood and the state of the nation.
 
 
 
 
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