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Italian judge orders sex offender to buy feminist literature for underage victim

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A court in Rome has ordered a convicted sex offender to buy his victim a list of 30 feminist books and two films.

The 35-year-old man – name unknown – was convicted for paying for sex from a 15-year-old girl, and has also been sentenced to two years in prison.

His trial comes as part of an investigation into a major paedophile ring in Rome which has seen two girls aged 14 and 15 lured into sex work. The leader of the ring has been jailed for nine years.



Judge Paola Di Nicola’s prescribed list of books includes The Diary of Anne Frank, the poems of Emily Dickinson and a selection of Virginia Woolf novels. She hopes the books will help empower the victim.

However, author and professor of philosophy at Verona University, Adriana Cavarero, has said that it would have been better if one of the books was read to the perpetrator, not the victim, saying:

“Adolescence is not the time for reflection. What he did was much worse: an adult who, knowingly, paid for sex with a minor”.

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