A brave young Italian woman fought a centuries-old Sicilian tradition allowing abusers to marry victims to restore their honor
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…!