Franca Viola: The Survivor Who Refused to Marry Her Rapist

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In the mid-1960s, a brave young Italian woman, abducted and violated for a week, fought a centuries-old tradition that would have her marry her abuser to “restore” her honor.

“I do not love you,” she proclaimed in court. “I will not marry you.” And then she won.

Definitely reminiscent of Artemisia Gentileschi…!