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This Sunday, May 11, we will celebrate the mothers in our lives, those women who, with the help of our fathers and other mentors, taught us how to be good people, whose shoulders we cried on and whose laughter brightened our days. In celebration of the holiday, international clothing brand Desigual released a mystifying commercial, one which many have found sexist and insulting. The ad presents a young woman trying on a slinky, colorful dress; catching her ... Read More
A new book by Italian housewife Costanza Miriano that offers advice to new wives has sparked controversy in Italy and Spain as it rises to the top of the bestseller lists. Cásate y sé sumisa, translated as Get Married and Be Submissive, is filled with the kind of guidance you would expect to find in the library of Betty Draper or one of the Stepford wives: "Women like humiliation because it's for a greater good," asserts one notorious passage. ... Read More
  After being called out as grossly sexist, a children’s joke book in Spain has been pulled by its publisher. The book, "Pequechistes: Sobre chicas (sólo para chicos)" or "Little Jokes: About Girls (for Boys Only)," includes some deeply upsetting jokes about women and our relationships to men. Not only does it compare women to tiles by quipping “they’re both at [men’s] feet,” but it also glamorizes domestic violence: "What ... Read More
Many say that Barcelona’s the coolest city in Europe, and it’s easy to understand why: this town has incredible nightlife, great food, and an amazing art scene. You can admire legendary architect Antoni Gaudí’s insane-looking buildings while you taste your way through a tapas crawl—Barcelona is famous for these small plates and the bar-restaurant hybrids that serve ’em. Or maybe take part in one of the many rowdy street ... Read More
If you like to dance, Sónar is the perfect place for you to nod your head till it falls off. Also known as the Sónar Festival for Advanced Music and New Media Art, the electronic-dance fest is one of the most exciting music events in Barcelona. This June 13th-16th, Sónar celebrated its 20th birthday and it was no less than a complete success.Over the course of four full days of fresh indie jams from all over the world, the festival boasted ... Read More
You wish you were as badass as the Duchess of Alba. As the richest woman in Spain, she’s racked up three marriages, lived through two major wars, and holds more recognized titles than any other noble in the world. Plus she’s got a name that feels like an entire conversation: María del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva.  The Duchess is a relative of Winston Churchill, Princess Diana, and King ... Read More
Ancient Greece is comin' back to life, y'all. Aristophanes' famous play Lysistrata follows a group of women who are fed up with the way that men are ruining their government. To effect the change they want to see, securing peace for the Athenian state, these cunning women decide to withhold sex until their goals are met. Long (and very funny) story short, the men cave to the women's desires because of the irresistible wiles of the feminine form. Lysistrata and her ... Read More
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