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‘Sluts’ take to streets of Lisbon

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Portugal had its first slut walk last weekend. The phenomenon seems to have gone global after the first in Canada in response to a cop’s advice to female law students to stop dressing like sluts  if they didn’t want to be raped. Portuguese sluts, or Galderias, walked down Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade to protest at arbitrary moral distinctions between innocent women and sluts in rape cases.

Portuguese women also wanted to express their understandable alarm at the recent decision by a Porto court to acquit a male psychiatrist charged with raping a pregnant patient during a consultation.  The placard in the pic says: “Don’t tell us how to dress. Tell them not to rape!”

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Written by porkncheezer

June 28, 2011 at 9:16 am

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Pull your fingers out, lazy northern Europeans

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PN has been shirking its mission of perusing Portuguese newspapers on your behalf for interesting tit-bits. This is mainly due to a protracted house move and difficulties in renewing his online Publico subscription by paypal. But fear not, loyal reader, we’re back with a timely demolition job on the myth of the Protestant work ethic.

British historian Felipe Fernanez-Armesto, of Spanish extraction, dismisses – with his habitual panache, the new fashion for blaming the financial woes of southern Europe on its workshy Catholic citizens. Max Weber, the sociologist, is largely to blame, our Anglo-Spanish professor tells a BBC Radio 4 audience and his adopted nation. PWE dubunked

Written by porkncheezer

June 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm

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