Italy has a problem: men just won't leave their mommies. Hoping to confront the national crisis that is having 1/3 of its male citizens over the age of 30 still living at home, the Italian Economics Minister is now offering a tax-cut for men who leave home and rent their own apartments. "We must send those we call bamboccioni ('big babies') out of the house," the minister decreed. [Der Spiegel]
Housing boom, il mio culo! Italy is like the ultimate wonderland for selfish man-children whose concept of respect for the opposite sex extends no further than they might have to reach in order to proprietarily squeeze the nearest female ass cheek. Seriously; just look up their rape laws. When I lived in Rome a few years ago, I was warned not to set foot in the house of any man I didn't intend to sleep with, as the Italian courts will throw out pretty much any rape case in which the crime is purported to have taken place at the man's residence. (I'm guessing things are no different when "the man's house" is actually "the man's mamma's house")
Also, I was gnawed by gypsy children. At the police station. Where I was brought for questioning after being caught making out with another girl in a phone booth. And that's just several varieties of wrong.