Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Feminism in Venice

Who knew Venice was so chauvinistic? The New York Times reported this morning on Alexandra Hai, Venice’s newest gondolier. Except she’s not. Women aren’t allowed to be gondoliers, but one hotel, the Locanda Art Deco has hired the German Hai to navigate the canals for the hotel privately.
Apparently women aren’t allowed to wait on customers the Piazza San Marco either.

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And I still want to go there.


ACN said...

Sometimes tradition is more meaningful and important than being politically correct.

Though my secret passion has always been to be a gondolier, I think I'll survive. Or get my own little private shift.

D0nnaTr0y said...

ah, tradition... maybe you could try just dating a gondolier!

ACN said...

I wouldn't be opposed to this either. :)

Maybe YOU should, since you'll be visiting there one of these days.

D0nnaTr0y said...

I'll be sure to add that to the "To-Do" list when I get there!