Photo Gallery: Italy’s Unlikely Women’s Liberator

Foto: epa ansa Ettore Ferrari/ picture alliance / dpa

Neither Saints Nor Whores Italian Women Battle for the Middle Ground

In the Italy of Prime Minister Berlusconi, the media is saturated with almost pornographic images of women who silently and happily suffer their own objectification. But now that a former television starlet has risen to become the minister of equal opportunity, there are at least some fresh hopes for change.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan