Writer Dacia Maraini: We live in a time of cultural degradation where the only food for young people is pornography
"We live in a state of cultural degradation in which young people feed on pornography because there is no form of sentimental education."
This is what the Italian writer Dacia Maraini said to La Republica while reflecting on the shocking incident of the gang rape of a 19-year-old girl from Palermo.
The reason for so much violence for the writer is attributed to the lack of school and family. "How does a boy approach sexuality if he doesn't have the right tools? Who should educate young people to respect? School especially, along with family. Adults don't talk. Young people have those topics with shame.Parents avoid the subject.
You have to educate boys not to think of the female body as a container," she says.