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09.25.13

‘Real Housewives’ Star’s Book Condones Rape

Called ‘Love Italian Style.’

Melissa Gorga, star of the reality show Real Housewives of New Jersey, has published a relationship-advice book based on her marriage to fellow housewife Teresa Giudice’s brother, Joe, and her recipes for “love Italian style” sound more like a nightmare. Jezebel got its hands on a copy and excerpted it, and the result is a portrait of a near-abusive relationship. Gems from her husband include: “Men, I know you think your woman isn't the type who wants to be taken. But trust me, she is. Every girl wants to get her hair pulled once in a while. If your wife says ‘no,’ turn her around, and rip her clothes off. She wants to be dominated.” Gorga also writes, “If it's a hard ‘no,’ I try to be nice about it. Don’t swat him away, or say with a tone, ‘Leave me alone!’ Eventually he will leave you alone at more than you wish he would.” Mamma mia.