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 Post subject: Women's lib - Spanish style
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:08 am 
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On April 1st, I would certainly put this one down as a spoof. However, it looks as though the ex-ballroom champion Mayor of a small Spanish town is serious:

Spanish town where a girls' night out spells trouble for 'im indoors

Men fined for being on streets as mayor tries to liberate downtrodden women

Angelique Chrisafis in Torredonjimeno
Saturday October 4, 2003
The Guardian

José Antonio Gil, a toothless pensioner, was shuffling down a cobbled street on his evening stroll when he noticed he was being chased by four young women in suits. One attempted what looked like a citizen's arrest.
Mr Gil put his hands up in surrender. "What have I done?" he asked.

His crime was to step outdoors. It was one minute past nine in the sleepy Andalucian town of Torredonjimeno on the launch night of a campaign that has polarised Spain.

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 Post subject: Re: Women's lib - Spanish style
PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2003 12:33 pm 
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Would this happen every Thursday night, after the media circus had left Mr Checa's balcony? No one could say.

But the cameras would certainly be there for his next proposed stunt: banning TV on the first day of every month from November, by pulling the plug on the town's aerial.
This certainly sounds like an interesting town to live in.


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