Malta, where women are sheltered but not respected

Published: October 6, 2017 at 11:15pm

Talking about women like this is considered normal. Talking about another man’s wife like this is considered a compliment – to the man. Talking about a woman as though she is an object there to please a man is normal conversation.

This is Malta – and I can’t even say we’re stuck in the 19th century, because back then if you had said in public or anywhere else that another man’s wife is worth a f**k, you would find yourself at the wrong end of a gun. And if you said it about a senior figure’s wife, you would probably find yourself behind bars.

As for the rest, we’re stuck firmly in the 19th century.