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Spain to rename its most fascist street names after famous women

Spain to rename its most fascist street names after famous women

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Cities in Spain are removing street signs honouring fascist leaders and changing them to influential female figures instead

If you've walked through the streets of Spain, you may have noticed signs like General Francisco Franco, José Millán Astray, José Enrique Varela or attorney Adolfo Muñoz Alonso - all in honour of fascist leaders back in the General Franco-ruled time.

But after a 2007 vote, street names in Spain will be retitled after women, following the criticism that a staggering 90% of streets in Spanish towns are named after males. The newly-named streets will soon honour influential female figures including Frida Kahlo, Rosa Parks, Angela Ruiz Robles and Jane Austen.

And it's not just Spain who has a gender imbalance amongst their streets. According to a recent BBC report, Rome has only 3.5% of streets with a female name and in Paris it's less than 3%.

Spain to rename its most fascist street names after famous women (фото 1)

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