Corriere della Sera columnist Maria Laura Rodota' opened the floodgates last week with an open letter to Italian women about the current state of sexism in Italy.
You can find the article in the original Italian here:
The letter and the thunderous response from Italian women spurred the English newspaper, The Guardian to write the following piece:
Oh it's about time!
Part of the stir stems from a new documentary called "Il Corpo Delle Donne" ("Women's Bodies") that shows how women are depicted on Italian television.
You can see on it YouTube -- though I warn you, it's like pornograghy. It's disgusting.
Here's part one: