Venice's first female gondolier pushes off into uncharted waters

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Giorgia Boscolo, a 23-year-old mother of two, is Venice's first official female gondolier.
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#1
Jul 20, 2009
 
Interesting story. I wonder how much the gondoliers average each year in pay?
japa

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

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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
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Jul 21, 2009
 
You go, Girl!
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Jul 21, 2009
 
She can do it
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Jul 21, 2009
 
As usual, the media's dizziness (ditziness?) rears its ugly head and almost sinks her boat ;-)

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Jul 21, 2009
 
sometimes the best MAN for the job is a woMAN.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
Brava, Giorgia! un buon lavoro per una donna! Vorrei essere il suo passegero, quando ritorno a Venezia.
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Jul 21, 2009
 
I wonder if she beats her gums on a cell phone or puts on make up while operating her boat.

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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

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#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....

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Jul 21, 2009
 
Rock on, girl!

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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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