Women in Italy

Femicide in Italy

A staircase in the small town of Corigliano Calabro’ in southern Italy was dotted Monday with pairs of shoes latched together with red ribbons.  They were there in protest, and in solidarity, following the “femicide” this week of 15-year-old Fabiana Luzzi. “Femicide” in Italy is a topic I have avoided writing about for a simple, …

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Call Me Black!

When Cecile Kyenge walked into her press conference in Rome today, I was surprised at how petite and unassuming she appeared. I had been chasing an interview with Italy’s first black Minister all week and in my mind she had become larger than life.  Who was this small, unassuming woman with dark skin, short hair …

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