It’s March 8th, International Women’s Day, when we are supposed to celebrate the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. In Italy people give women mini-bouquets of yellow mimosa flowers.
I will leave the background and history of internationlal women’s day to other bloggers, but I want to say that an Italian Magazine called “A” just published an article on my blog explaining that this is how a foreigner sees the situation for women in Italy. They took elements from various posts to put together the article. The headline is “An American Judges Us: We are Mozzarella Mammas” – “For the Reporter Trisha Thomas we are Bringing Up Big Babies. But Some Things they Envy. Our Legs, for Example.”
I got a real kick out of the photo they put with the article. It summed up exactly what I have been writing all along : women in Italy are expected to do it all –cook, clean, work, care for the kids, do laundry – and be beautiful and sexy while they are doing it!
A big thank you to “A” Editor Maria Latella, and happy International Women’s Day to all my women blog readers!!