April 6, 2011

Italians Protest Over Berlusconi Scandals

Thousands of women, in various cities across Italy this past week, took to the streets in coordinated demonstrations against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. The demonstrations were known as “If not now, when?”, after a Primo Levi book about the Holocaust. Women in Italy and around the world are angered at the role of women in the media, and frustrated about the future given the growing differences between the country’s problems and the government’s concerns. In […]
February 18, 2011

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi faces New Scandal

Italian prosecutors are investigating claims that Italy Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi paid a 17 year old girl for sex and abused the powers of his office by trying to cover up the liaison.  The prime minister is accused of attempting to conceal encounters between himself and a then underage Moroccan dancer known by the stage name Ruby Heartbreak.  The prime minister’s lawyers quickly denied the allegations.  While the age of sexual consent in Italy is […]