Thursday, March 15, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I nearly wet myself laughing when my searches threw up this gem: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/2288121.stm. Ha ha ha! Yeah right! No wonder I never heard of this 'ban' before.
Since I've started I might as well finish: Smokers, if you don't care enough about yourself to stop smoking that's your problem, but don't take me with you!
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Who really cares though. Some people (men) aren't too crazy about Sarbel's song winning the nationwide who-shall-we-send-to-Eurovision competition, but that's just because they're jealous. As long as I get to cheer on my twin (recap: born same day, same month, same year as moi) I don't mind if he sings Baa Baa Blacksheep. Mr Zeus is not at all impressed with the half-Cypriot, half-Lebanese chocolate muffin, so I am considerate lately and resist my urge to swoon when he's on TV.
I kind of wish he had submitted his flagship song 'Sokolata' for the competition, but sadly he didn't ask me for my opinion. That song plus a pinch of Bollywood spice, and Eurovictory would have been Greece's!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Greece is one of the safest countries in Europe, and this applies for the safety of women too. I can wait at a near-deserted bus stop late at night and not feel worried about my safety, unlike London. Greece is waking up to the 21st Century and taking steps towards reducing the machismo that is characteristic of Mediterranean countries in general and promoting gender equality in school and at work.
Consider, then, these statistics which I pulled from last week's Athens News on the incidence of abuse of Greek women:
Experience of violent behaviour by a husband or partner in a previous relationship:
Experience of violence in house in which you grew up:
Verbal or physical abuse from husband or partner:
56% <-- am I the only one who thinks this is WAY TOO HIGH?!