The Least Worst of Them All – Italian Politics

I’m so tired. This electoral campaign is killing me.

Here in Italy there is such a toxic and poisonous environment: these elections are fucking disgusting.

Long story short: all the candidates are terrible.

Fascists, fascists, more fascists, idiots, ignorant idiots, annoying people and a disgraced former prime minister with tax evasion convictions, accusations of having had sex with a 17-year-old and the “elegant dinner parties” in which he had strippers, prostitutes and so much more.

Yes, I’m talking about Silvio Berlusconi. We all thought he had retired, he had recused himself to private life, walking his stupid dog and feeding lambs. (Just google the lamb thing. *epic eye roll* ).

I’m so fed up with this revolting climate.

We have far-right movements that want migrants out of the country, hate the LGBTQ+ community, hate the European Union, hate “the system” (whatever that is). They made deplorable comments about our speaker of the house, Laura Boldrini who has received rape and death threats because she is a woman in power.

I’m talking about Matteo Salvini, fascist in chef of the “Lega” party. A truly horrid human being.

And yet, there was a stand in the middle on the Piazza of my city, encouraging people to vote for them. We are in a very Pro-Lega zone and some comments I’ve heard have been truly horrific.

Then there is the “5 star movement”: a group of entitled, arrogant and dodgy individuals whose policy is currently unclear. They are new to politics and their unpreparedness is the cause of the many scandals they have been a part of and irresponsible decisions they have made. You can consider them “centrists”?

Here is a cartoon of all the coalitions and political parties:
From L to R: The Right / The Left / The 5 Stars Movement / … and some other people?

Then, last but not least, we have the left.

As a very liberal person, I’ve been trying to find a candidate that I could embrace.

But there is a pretty big problem: there are too many parties inside the left. They decided to split into tiny tiny sections, instead of uniting and fighting against the Right.

People aren’t very comfortable talking about their vote: I am.

I’m voting left. I’m voting for the Democratic Party.

Because I like them? No. I don’t. I agree with some of the things they are talking about and promising to us. But I don’t particularly like Matteo Renzi, the supposed leader of the PD (Democratic Party) and man who will inevitably be chosen by the President of the Republic to form the government.

After reading this you’ll probably think: “Why are you voting for someone you don’t really like?”

The answer is simply. I’m doing what American Voters should have done in 2016.


We have to ensure that the Right won’t win. Sadly, casting your vote for a small leftist party would spread the numbers and therefore, nobody would stand a chance to win against the other aisle.

Italian politics are ugly. We are known for our cases of ignorance, corruption and racism.

And for this, I also blame myself.

I didn’t get invested. I didn’t do anything to support what I believe. Mainly because, I don’t see represented in a candidate what I stand for.

There are no campaigns, no ways in which young people can get involved. I also never spoke about it on social media. (Maybe for the better, since you can’t change people’s mind via Facebook and what you get into are just arguments and fights).

I wish I had the opportunity of doing something more, I wish there was a united left I whose beliefs I could relate to.

What I’m saying is: Please vote left. Please don’t let Salvini and Berlusconi’s coalition become the next government.

We are already so so so behind on everything. We can’t move backwards.

And now, I’m leaving you with Last Week Tonight With John Oliver’s newest desk piece about our upcoming elections.

He will explain everything so much better than I ever could.



And for more fun: here is a ridiculous poster made my Italians to explain to English-speaking people what our parties (and candidates) stand for:

Italian Election's Guide.jpeg




Sometimes Change Isn’t For The Better

I got a haircut today.

And it didn’t go as planned.

I wanted it shortened and with long bangs so that there is a little movement and volume. Instead the hairdresser cut them too short and now it looks like I had a fringe and I’m trying to grow them out.

It’s not terrible… I kind of like it. It’s the way she curled it that I don’t really like.

Anyway, you can all imagine what my family had to say about it.

My mom came in saying: “Oh my God what is that? What did you do with your hair?”

My sister said nothing.

My aunt gave a consiscending smile and said: “Wow, the hairdresser is so hip and modern and she gives you an horr… well, a haircut like that.”

Then they piled on:

– “It looks like you’re from the 80s.”

– “You look ancient”

– “You just need to grow your bangs.”

Then they added that “compliment” because maybe they realised what they said was mostly negative and said: “But you still look pretty.”

So yeah…I was trying so hard not to cry. I am so deeply insecure about me appearance that it kills me every time.

I promised myself I wouldn’t have listened but after the forth comment, I couldn’t help it.

So guess what? Tomorrow I’ll wash my hair and try to style it as I like it.

Wish me luck.


Things We Should Leave in 2017

I know. The first month of 2018 is gone and nobody wants to go back to the past.

But I’ve just seen these two videos by Connor Franta and Arden Rose and I thought: “I love complaining so this is the perfect blog post for me!”

So here I am! A month late with lots of ranting to do!

Let me start off with the obvious:

The Current US President

Even if he is one of the worst people on Earth, these past two years have been hilarious. People say you should not find all of this funny because this administration is endangering millions and millions of people. And it’s true. I 100% agree. But I can’t help be incredibly entertained by it. Whenever there is news about Russia, collusion and general weird shit that happened, I need to know about it. And not just the general idea. I need to be aware of every single detail.

It’s awful, I know, but if it weren’t reality, it would have been the best tv show ever created.

Too Much Makeup

And here I’m not talking about using makeup to make yourself look similar to a celebrity for Halloween. Those are amazing and the people who do them are unbelievable talented.

I’m talking about excessive contouring, highlighting, long-ass eyelashes that you can see they’re fake for a mile distance and sadly, even more stuff!

I am so tired of looking through YouTube and seeing these people completely altering their appearance and then looking into the camera with a sultry look.

Stop. Please.

sultry looks bring me to my next point:

over sexualization of women and young girls.

Why do women are always expected to be sexy? Why are people are over sexualizing teenagers? (Yes, I’m talking about the Stranger Things cast members. They are children. Stop.)

It’s fucking disgusting.

Talking about something disgusting… sexual predators.

Reading and listening to the stories these women have had to go through made me sick to my stomach. I couldn’t even read the entire articles.

I was so amazed and inspired by all the amazing women who came forward and stood up for themselves. It took and unbelievable amount of courage and I applaud them and stand with them.

Tab├╣ Topics

Let’s be more upfront and voice our issues and our problems. Like menstruation. 49% of the world population is female and we still can’t talk freely about our periods?

And what about our sexuality? In my small and close-minded town, talking about sexuality and the different life styles makes people uncomfortable. Why should it?

You’re straight? Good for you!

You’re gay? Great!

You’re trying to figure it out? You go girl, and explore!

Why is it so hard to understand?!

Most Online Influencers

I admit it. I did follow some of them on Youtube. The big ones like the old-school british ones and a couple of americans but when they reach the point that it is their job, I unsubscribe. (Aside from Hannah and Stefan Michalak. Go check them out. Their videos are absolutely stunning.

I like watching people who create content because they are passionate about it. Not because they are required to.

I don’t care about their fabulous lives and high living standards. I DO NOT CARE. I want to see how other regular people live and what they are passionate about.

Superhero TV shows

I’ve said it before, but I feel like I need to repeat it again. STOP. There are too many white straight costume-clad superhero.

I want more minorities represented in the superhero world, I want more powerful women in fantasy.

Let’s do it, please.

What are the things you wish you could live in 2017? Write me!



How is this still a thing?

Disclaimer! This post contains strong language and spoilers for Brooklyn Nine Nine’s fifth season.

Let’s start 2018 with a post about feminism because… why not?

This issue has been bothering me for ages. And I don’t understand it. I literally don’t.

I borrowed the title of this post from a segment on HBO’s “Last Week Tonight”, where John Oliver tries to figure out the reason why old traditions and “things” stop exists.


Anyway, what I want to talk about is: why is there still this stupid-ass tradition of asking a girl’s father permission to marry her?

It’s not a rhetorical question, I’ll genuinely like to know.

And moreover, why are they always shoving it down our throats on TV shows?

Take the Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise: they make such a big deal out of it! Asking the father permission to marry his daughter. Utter bullshit.

Are we in the Middle Ages or the 1950s? Have we reversed to “women being properties of their fathers or husbands”?

This makes me so fucking angry. Why do we, as a society, have this belief that it is romantic? It’s not. It’s a man asking another man a question about a woman’s life without taking her into consideration.

A proposal should be about the people in the relationship, not about them and the girl’s father.

And television doens’t help this problem. But here I don’t want to talk about those. I want to celebrate those shows that do it right.

Take Brooklyn Nine Nine. This season Jake proposed to Amy in the most adorable and sweet way imaginable.

And when asked if Jake had asked Amy’s father’s permission, this is what he said:

Super Progressive Jake B99 - proposal.jpg

THIS is what television should teach us.

and with that, I’ll leave you to it.

Please comment and start a discussion. I’d like to hear your thoughts.