In light of the various news articles coming out about Silvio Berlusconi and his attitude towards women, I felt compelled to look into how Italy as a country has fared in their treatment of women. For this, I checked in with the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. CEDAW, of which Italy has signed and ratified (unlike the damn U.S.), continues to be concerned with the country’s treatment of women. At their 2005 session, CEDAW stated...
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Somedays I miss Italy so much that it makes my heart ache. I miss hearing Italian all the time. I miss drinking the perfect cappuccinos. I miss how Rome smells like jasmine this time of year. I miss how even the rain smells wonderful. I miss seeing Castel Sant'Angelo on my walk home from school everyday. I miss the grape trees in Calabria. I miss the sea in Sicily. I miss eating blood oranges. I miss real pizza. I miss the people.
I miss my home.