In this article, the central theme will be the sex ratio of European countries and cities.
Although the sex ratio does not seem to be a very visible or threatening issue, it does heavily impact the daily lives of EU citizens.
I’m often asked to compare Italy to the United States to give people an idea what it’s like living here.
Obviously, a lot of these things are generalizations, things I’ve heard from my husband or our Italian friends but written in a humorous and exaggerated way for my own amusement.
I’ve had extensive experience of talking to guys over the years – guys from all corners of the globe, and unfortunately my compatriots really ruffle my feathers. And if you feel the need to compliment a woman’s physical attributes (because, let’s face it, we do like it when men do that), you need to go the way of the Italians.
It’s titled, 25 Things I’ve Learned About Italy because it’s things that I’ve learned from others and a few things that I’ve observed through an expats eyes. That list would be a lot different and probably funnier and more offensive. Italy has one of the lowest ratings in Europe for women’s rights. Northern and Southern Italians don’t like each other, or rather, they generalize heavily about one another. Typically, the north is industial and educated while the south is still stuck in the 1920’s.
Marshall, unshaven, and dressed in a grey sweatshirt, listened stony-faced to his translator behind a caged section of the courtroom in Frosinone, 75 km southeast of Rome. Prosecutors say that less than three weeks after the murder of Mr Iale, on February 21, Marshall met another man, Umberto Gismondi, 55, again through a gay internet site, whom he attacked at the victim’s home in the Casal Morena district of Rome.
Marshall is said to have fled after the victim’s screams caused neighbours to call the police.
A known MI5 impersonator from Greenwich went on trial in Italy today accusing of brutally murdering a man he met in a gay chat room, and assaulting a second man in similar circumstances.
Jason Peter Marshall, 26, a diagnosed psychotic with several convictions for assault and impersonating police officers, is charged with stabbing and strangling the 68-year-old retired Italian tour guide, Vincenzo Iale, on 2 February 2013.