A Little of What You Don't Fancy If He's in Love, It's Not Harrassment. Italian Judges Are Heading Back to the Dark Ages
Kennedy, Frances, The Independent (London, England)
AN ITALIAN judge recently ruled that a woman cannot be raped if she is wearing jeans. She would have to take them off herself, he reasoned, which implies consent.
A group of Italian women MPs who had appeared in jeans to protest at the Supreme Court ruling had only just got back into power suits when another surprise sentence was announced. A magistrate in the lakeside town of Como had rejected a compensation claim from a secretary at an engineering firm who had been sacked for refusing her boss's overtures. The boss was in love with her, the judge concluded, so he couldn't have molested her.
"If he's in love, it can't be sexual harrassment," the …
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Publication information: Article title: A Little of What You Don't Fancy If He's in Love, It's Not Harrassment. Italian Judges Are Heading Back to the Dark Ages. Contributors: Kennedy, Frances - Author. Newspaper title: The Independent (London, England). Publication date: March 29, 1999. Page number: 9. © 2009 The Independent - London. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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