Italy has declared a humanitarian emergency after nearly 3,000,000 women took to the streets of all main Italian cities to protest against the country's Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi.
Women's groups urged all females who found Berlusconi's sex scandals demeaning to women to take part in the demonstrations scheduled for the next 3 days.
Not only has the response exceeded the wildest expectations of the organisers ,but its also created a major crisis in the country as millions of men have been left sitting at home without their tea on the table or, even worse, their slippers in front of the fire.
A government spokesman bemoaned the actions of the protesters and declared "while we acknowledge the right of anyone to protest against perceived injustice, its exceedingly selfish of all these women to neglect their very important domestic duties.
They really should try and get things into a proper perspective".