Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Philomena and the Story of Punishing Women's Sexuality

The NY Times interviews the woman at the center of the new film, Philomena.  Philomena Lee recounts how it was in 1955. “It is hard to believe what it was like back then. . . .What we had done was seen as so shameful. Society did not want to know you.”  And not all stories have happy endings.

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