Tag Archives: Government

Airline Fined for Mid Flight Bikini Show

12 Feb

Further to my previous blog post in relation to Lorella Zanardo campaign against the inappropriate use of women’s bodies in Italian media, I would like to add that not only do we have this problem in Europe (Italian media)! Today, the Telegraph published a report on a Vietnamese airline being fined for mid flight bikini show, simply because the airline did not ask permission!  Surely this stunt just opens another can of worms about the inappropriate use of women’s bodies for public viewing and perhaps campaigns such as the ones of Lorella Zanardo should be used around the world!

 

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Gay Marriage – WHY IS THIS STILL AN ISSUE?

3 Feb

Further to my recent posts about equality and the role of women in Italian media, I believe it’s time to discuss briefly gay rights. This evening conservative MPs in the Tory government were under pressure to grant a Government bill in support of Gay Marriage (Ref). In fact, I’m quite surprised that this is still an issue since Marriage, in civil law  (in my opinion) should have no religious influence. Perhaps these discussions were necessary in government to straighten out the current laws (no pun intended) but these discussions and arguments are still no stranger to current British and Irish societies. Why do people still get passionate about the subject and is there still a need for Gay Pride celebrations? I suppose it depends where you live, as where I’m from, it is accepted and people make no differentiation or deal out of it!