I've always thought of them as kind, cheerful and family orientated rather than Mafiosi, now I'm beginning to wonder.
According to an article in the UK Times of the 120 women murdered in Italy last year nearly 110 were killed by jealous men. Nearly one every 3 days.
On Tuesday a woman was seriously wounded by having acid thrown in her face and may be blinded. And the previous Sunday a woman was severely injured after being doused in petrol.. Apparently acid attacks on women were popular in Sicily around WW2 and is now making a comeback.