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"Harmlessly Amorous" Man Blames Italy For His Sexual Harassment

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It's not just American ladies who allegedly swoon over "European" charm. A Defense Department employee recently protested his dismissal over sexual harassment by pointing out that he spent 10 years in Italy, where people are more "touchy/feely."

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To chime in as an Italian woman—yes, Italian dudes are more "touchy-feely." Italian culture is touchy-feely. We kiss each other and hug a lot and have different ideas about personal space.

That said: Does this mean we like being catcalled on the street and/or grabbed, as too many Italian men are wont to do? NO WE DO NOT. Fucking cut it out, Italian dudes.

This is why I'm marrying an Irish guy.