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.

10 Comments Comment

  1. A. Caffari says:

    I don’t think this is normal at all. Perhaps in some circles, but certainly not in mine. Anybody (regardless of gender) who makes such a statement about my wife (or any other person for that matter) will very quickly find themselves to be a faint speck in our rear view mirror and at the risk of insulting pigs, he/she will be labelled as one for life.

    Who is this Stephen (Pigpen) Casha anyway?

  2. Spiderman says:

    And this guy was stupid enough to write it on facebook ?

  3. Galeforce says:

    A PN leader who is unable to keep track of his financial matters -or time!
    He arrived an hour late for his own swearing -in.

    • CarrieErbag says:

      This time taking a leaf out of the prime minister’s book, who along with his wife turned up 90 minutes late to the CHOGM Business Forum dinner which they were hosting. No breeding or manners at all.

  4. Andre Delicata says:

    His ignorance comes out clearly not only in what he wrote but in how he wrote it. His orthography is atrocious.

  5. Storm says:

    There are many ways a woman can dress without appearing vulgar. She is a very smart woman with a tremendous figure after bearing five children, but I personally think she can do a lot better in the choice of dress for such occasions.

    It is not about ‘her’ here. It is about looking smart and decent without having to worry about your dress creeping up to your private regions when you sit down.

  6. Desert Lizard says:

    They complement each other then.
    Hi fiha daqqa… u hu tad-daqqiet ta’harta.

    • Osservatore says:

      You mean Nickie fiha daqqa u Michelle tad-daqqiet ta’ harta. If you are comparing them its like with like.

      Not that I agree – although they might be classes apart, they are more similar than one would like to think. And not in a good way.

  7. Demarco once arrived a full hour AFTER the guest of honour at a lunch for William Rees-Mogg, given by the Strickland Foundation. Just as a decision had been taken by the hosts to sit down without him, he breezed in without a word of apology.

  8. A.Mifsud says:


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