Painting it purple to make people think

EQUALITY BENCH: Pascal Amigo sends a message. Photo credit: Villajoyosa town hall

A COSTA BLANCA town hall has painted one of its street benches purple, the colour representing feminism and equality in Spain.

Villajoyosa town hall wants to bring the equality issue to the public’s attention, said councillor Pascal Amigo.

The purple bench in Calle Colon in the town centre bears the message “Choose Equality” painted in white in Spanish and Valenciano.


“We hope this bench will make the people think,” said Amigo who urged other towns to follow La Vila’s example.

Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.


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