Antonella Vitale- Fuitina & Reparatory Marriage

The central tenet of today's women's movement is equality--in wages, treatment, and opportunity. But what about in love and sex? Antonella Vitale is a PhD candidate at the Graduate Center, City University of New York and she is studying the practice known as fuitina, a Sicilian term used to describe the kidnapping of a woman for the purpose of rape or elopement.  Very little has been written about it in any scholarly text. And while this may sound like an ancient practice in a far away land, in many countries the concept of reparatory marriage is still alive and well.

ANTONELLA VITALE

ANTONELLA VITALE