Italian Virility Protected by Supreme Court
by Melissa Hennessey | December, 2012
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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Melissa Hennessey (@BlueMorphoBlog) is your standard Midwestern-would-be-vagabond with a penchant for all the little things that make travel even more excellent. Melissa has a day job she actually likes, and fills the rest of her day with writing, hot yoga and photo making. She travels as often as she can, usually with her fiancé. Unfortunately, their 3 cats don't care much for travel due to the lack of cat-centric hostel search website.