Thursday, March 08, 2007

The Italian Connection

Found this jem on Wikipedia whilst I was perusing the article on "jeans." It appeared under the unexpeted heading "Law:"

"On 10 February 1999 the Italian Supreme Court of Appeal in Rome overturned a rape conviction, stating that jeans are unable to be removed without the wearer's consent. Therefore, they ruled, the supposed victim must have been an active participant in the act. [3] This last verdict, however, was also overturned, on 28 November 2001 by the Italian Supreme Court of Cassation, which finally established that wearing jeans does not excuse rape. [4]"

And directly underneath it was this link to the jeans fetishism article, which, like most fetish articles (I imagine), was written by participants in said fetish, lending it a special sort of energy, intensity, and often disturbing precision.

In other ridiculous jeans-related legal news: a court found that the term "Daisy Dukes" is accepted vernacular for a women's short denim cut-offs, and is not neccesarily directly linked to the Dukes of Hazzard, so Warner Brothers' Studio (the owners of the Dukes of Hazzard) lost their complaint against, a pornographic site.

Best quote: "The best evidence submitted by [the defendant] in support of that position is his submission in evidence of the lyrics of a 1992 song “Dazzey Duks” by rap artist Duice. The song repeatedly uses this term to refer to cut-off shorts and makes no reference to the Dukes of Hazzard television series."

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At 10:44 AM, March 09, 2007, Blogger robbie said...

itallia itallia!!!!!

At 12:51 PM, March 09, 2007, Blogger Houley said...



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