Asia Argento, Harvey Weinstein and Italy’s complex relationship with feminism

Actor Asia Argento arrives at the 2017 Cannes film festival. EPA/Ian Langsdon


O’Rawe Catherine, University of Bristol and Danielle Hipkins, University of Exeter

Italy has long been regarded as being backwards when it comes to gender rights and sexual harassment. So in many ways, its reaction to the recent wave of revelations about sexual harassment by men in positions of power all over the world was depressingly familiar. But, at the same time, it also revealed the strength and diversity of grassroots feminism there, despite the odds. Continue reading