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Friday, June 23, 2017

Venice's first she gondolier is a he

Rome -- A gondolier who became famous ten years ago for being the first woman to become Venice's first woman gondolier in a male-dominated profession, told the truth about himself. 

Yes, she's a dude.

Alex Hai spoke in a lengthy interview with Radiolab on Wednesday of Facebook.
"My gosh, she rows like a dude"

"It is inaccurate to refer to me as 'she' or 'Alexandra' for any reason," he wrote.

In 2007, Hai had a lengthy court battle to become the first official female gondolier to row unsuspecting tourists around Venice.

The man said in a Facebook post that he had mastered rowing "while in the body of a woman." But added that he was not a woman "and the struggle of feminism is not my personal struggle. I simply want to do the work I'm passionate about."

So Hai lied about his gender and admits he still pees from the vertical. Hopefully not into the canal.