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On Sunday, women are leading the change in over 257 piazzas in Italy, with protests held even in New York & Tokyo. Holding a sort of 'take back the day' rally, they want to give women back their dignity, after centuries of being ruled under the iron fist of a macho regime - who offers women only one choice - be a mamma madonna or a whore - a regime with a complicit media who do all they can to keep women in their place.
And while I'd personally like to start my own revolution here - to cut government employee wages (especially thin-c.v. 'friends' of political heavyweights) with the fury of a swash-buckling tea partier - it looks like the fervor of Arab protest has beaten me to it and breached Europe's borders.
In today's Italy, 'barefoot & pregnant in the kitchen' has turned into 'bare-breasted on TV' which, under this media mogul government, has morphed into 'bare-legged for political placements.'
If not now, WHEN?
Reports have come in that immigrants are demanding to be heard, and demanding rights in Bari, Greece and Australia. A group of immigrants have commenced a hunger strike, others protesting on the roof of a detention center, thousands arriving in Lampedusa - all the while delineating their pleas.
Will their host states show as much compassion as the Egyptian military?