According to a Roman Catholic priest in Mexico City, "When we show our body without prudence, without modesty, we are prostituting ourselves." Women's rights groups are furious over the priest's comments, whose name is Roman.
Steve McGregor, a police superintendent in Jamaica, said rapes this summer were brought on by "girls wearing short shorts and tiny bathing suits." He was criticized by a group in Jamaica that observes the way women are represented in the media.
Guadalupe Loaeza, a Mexican social commentator, says: "It gives rapists permission to say, 'Well, she had on a miniskirt.'" The archdiocese says people are taking Roman's words out of context. It was meant for "moral guidance for the Catholic community."