Venice's first female gondolier pushe...

Venice's first female gondolier pushes off into uncharted waters

There are 13 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 20, 2009, titled Venice's first female gondolier pushes off into uncharted waters. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Giorgia Boscolo, a 23-year-old mother of two, is Venice's first official female gondolier.

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Since: Nov 08

San Marcos, CA

#1 Jul 20, 2009
Interesting story. I wonder how much the gondoliers average each year in pay?
japa

Schaumburg, IL

#2 Jul 21, 2009
whatever floats her boat. LOL
Barbara Joan Zeitz

Saint Charles, IL

#3 Jul 21, 2009
Thanks for this great story encouraging all to follow the impossible dream, even it it is a "her" dream in a world where men have dreamed with much success and happiness.
Much success and happiness to her:-)
b.j.zeitz
women's historian/gender equity analyst
Bob - Wheeling

Chicago, IL

#4 Jul 21, 2009
You go, Girl!
Bob - Wheeling

Chicago, IL

#5 Jul 21, 2009
She can do it
Banchetti

United States

#6 Jul 21, 2009
As usual, the media's dizziness (ditziness?) rears its ugly head and almost sinks her boat ;-)

“What a beautiful day!”

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, Illinois

#7 Jul 21, 2009
sometimes the best MAN for the job is a woMAN.
Chicagoan

Mooseheart, IL

#8 Jul 21, 2009
Brava, Giorgia!È un buon lavoro per una donna! Vorrei essere il suo passegero, quando ritorno a Venezia.
TDP

United States

#9 Jul 21, 2009
I wonder if she beats her gums on a cell phone or puts on make up while operating her boat.

“What a beautiful day!”

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, Illinois

#10 Jul 21, 2009
TDP wrote:
I wonder if she beats her gums on a cell phone or puts on make up while operating her boat.
what a sexist pig you are!

and no MEN ever beat their gums together while talking on a cell phone?
End of an era

United States

#11 Jul 21, 2009
Well there goes a little big of the "magic" of a gondola ride. Everyone wants to buck tradition.

Kind of like the guy who sued to be a Hooters waitress....

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#12 Jul 21, 2009
Rock on, girl!

Since: Apr 08

Location hidden

#13 Jul 21, 2009
TDP wrote:
I wonder if she beats her gums on a cell phone or puts on make up while operating her boat.
Feeling a little small in the pants, there?

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