Mara Carfagna is Minister for Equal Opportunities in Berlusconi’s new cabinet. This poster comes from an earlier incarnation as calendar fodder and, oddly, wasn’t used to promote her campaign during the recent elections. Possibly because Italian voters aren’t actually allowed to choose their representatives, but only the party to which they belong. In the lovely Mara’s case, the Popolo delle Libertà, otherwise known as Poppe al Vento (Boobs to the Wind). I wonder what Gianni Alemanno, Rome’s new mayor, thinks about this sort of exhibitionism.
Carfagna announced last year that gay unions shouldn’t be recognised because ‘homosexuals are constitutionally sterile.’ No one is quite sure what this means, but it certainly feels offensive.