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Started by TheVoiceOfReason on Dec 6, 2021 4:48:19 PM
Fury as street named after lady STREET URINATOR…thanks to #MeToo!

Cities around the world have been inspired by the #MeToo movement to rename their streets after women, correcting an imbalance that had favoured great and not so great men of the past. But in the Flemish village of Moorsele, there is despair at the feminist campaign.

Moorsele’s streets are being named after a nineteenth century aristocrat, Marie Cornilliestraat, who, locals say, was no role model but a haughty figure who loved her dog more than her tenants and had a tendency to URINATE in the STREET.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/dec/06/stre
et-name-honour-for-unloved-castle-lady-dismays-belgian-village

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FGBFGB - 06 Dec 2021 16:52:38 (#1 of 4)

If Brussels can celebrate public urination, why not Moorsele?

Delighted_User - 06 Dec 2021 16:53:15 (#2 of 4)

The history club has proposed that the council instead name the new street Sara Nieulantstraat, after the woman who was first to lead the Cistercian Guldenberg Abbey that existed in the 13th and 14th century. The municipality has said the name is too difficult to pronounce.

Really? For Phlegms?

moto748 - 06 Dec 2021 20:10:02 (#3 of 4)

Oh. Not about Paula Radcliffe, then.

browserbutton - 06 Dec 2021 20:14:42 (#4 of 4)

Nothing to do with Jemima Puddle-Duck?

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