Posts Tagged ‘women’

The Bolillo case: a punched and ignored woman

August 10, 2011

Hottest news in Colombia at the moment: national soccer trainer hits woman and loses his job. A female senator defends him, because the woman must have provoked him. Oh my, this senator is doing three steps back where the country is doing tiny steps forward, now and then. Physical abuses and murderings of women happen every day here. So please let this senator shut up at once! But back to the hitting itself. AND AN UPDATE (more…)


My first Soho, aahh, well

March 18, 2010
Soho's website

Soho's website

Yesterday my first Soho arrived. I had been quite nervous because as the front page always is a scarcely dressed or naked woman, I thought the neighbours – almost all of them men – would snatch it away. No, I bumped into it when I opened my homedoor after having had lunch with a friend. The deliverer had managed to throw it under the door. As I promised you a review of all the editions, here’s the first one. (more…)

Tits and bums and good(?) stories

February 13, 2010

This week I took a strange decision and I regret it a little: I subscribed to Colombia’s monthly Soho. I might be the only female subscriber because many of Soho’s pictures show scarcely dressed or naked women. But supposedly it also has good stories. (more…)

When love kills

January 11, 2010

Every four days in Colombia a woman is killed by her husband or boyfriend, Colombia’s newspaper El Tiempo wrote yesterday. The other important newspaper, El Espectador, published an article called ‘When love kills’. The reason is that within a few months at least five killings of wives and girlsfriends were reported by the Colombian press. One of the latest was the murder of a woman in the Caribbean town of Barranquilla. Her very jealous ex husband suspected she had a lover. He shot her. (more…)

More curvy models in fashion magazines

January 5, 2010

Not only the German magazine Brigitte has decided to publish pictures of ‘real sized’ women, it appears. Other magazines follow, as the Huffington Post writes today.

The picture V Magazine published on its cover

The picture V Magazine published on its cover


Contraception before abortion

October 22, 2009

A lot of discussion about a sentence of Colombia’s Constitutional Court, that says that Colombia’s abortion law should be explained at school. Those who are against the law obviously are against the sentence as well. (more…)

Karl Lagerfeld: not thin = fat

October 12, 2009

dikke Lagerfeld 1009Chanel‘s famous fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld struggled with his weight until 2001, The Huffington Post writes in the beginning of this year. You see him in a still fatter edition with one of his thin models. And you also see the face of the thin Lagerfeld, who is holding a coin or a medal and who is pouting his mouth like an old rich and lonely lady. I think the fatter Lagerfeld looks better, but that is a matter of taste. (more…)

Half of Colombia’s pregnancies is not wanted

June 19, 2009

Fifty percent of the pregnancies in Colombia are unwanted. A shocking figure that shows the country has a huge problem to solve. (more…)

Woman with mustache in the circus

June 10, 2009

The saddest story in Colombia of these days: a shoemaker who lives with his two wives. The oldest, Luz Dary, has nine children with him and the youngest, Esther, 6. (more…)

Bigamist shoemakers in Colombia and Afghanistan

June 8, 2009

Coincidence: last night I finished the Afghan Khaled Hosseini’s novel A Thousand Splendid Suns, about the two wives of a shoemaker in Kabul. It is terribly hard to keep reading, because the shoemaker is a violent brute. Fortunately, I must say, the oldest wife kills him when he tries to strangle the youngest. (more…)