It only took a few years of legal battles between cousins to gain full protection against insults to one’s manhood from the Italian Supreme Court.
Telling a man that he “has no balls” is now a crime punishable by a fine. The judge who ruled on the case determined that the insinuation of a lack of family jewels plays not only to manliness in general, but also “his weakness of character, lack of determination, competence, and coherence…”. A strong insult for anyone, with or with out clearly defined balls.
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