Anne Sexton

      Anne Sexton (1928 –1974) was an influential American poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. She was known for her highly personal poetry, dealing primarily with her long battle with depression, suicidal tendencies and various intimate details of her private life. Though she was raised in a comfortable middle-class… Read More Anne Sexton

5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer

        The article of law whereby a rapist could extinguish his crime by marrying his victim – “rehabilitating marriage” (“matrimonio riparatore” in Italian) – was abolished in Italy only on 5 September 1981 Before that date, under Article 544 of the Italian Penal Code, sexual violence was considered an offence against morals… Read More 5 September 1981 : In Italy rape cannot be cancelled by marriage any longer