Ideas in regards to the appropriate social behaviour of ladies have historically had a very sturdy impact on the state institutions, and it has lengthy been held that a woman’s ‘honour’ is extra essential then her properly-being. Until the Nineteen Seventies, rape victims had been often expected and compelled to marry their rapist. In 1965, Franca Viola, a 17-year-old girl from Sicily, created a sensation when she refused to marry the man who kidnapped and raped her. In refusing this “rehabilitating marriage” to the perpetrator, she went in opposition to the normal social norms of the time which dictated such an answer. Until 1981, the Criminal Code itself supported this practice, by exonerating the rapist who married his victim.
We have chosen ten Italian women of the past and present among many who, through their lives and achievements, have made (or changed) history in Italy, and even overseas. She expressed dismay that in 25 years the female presence in the Italian workforce has grown solely eight%. So we are starting to grasp that the battle just isn’t solely towards Berlusconi.