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14. L’alfabeto della violenza. Lo spettacolo Doppio Taglio e le rappresentazioni del femminicidio nei media italiani

L’alfabeto della violenza. Lo spettacolo Doppio Taglio e le rappresentazioni del femminicidio nei media italiani

by Cristina Gamberi

According to statistics by international organizations and Italian anti-violence centers, male violence is the first cause of death for women in Italy. One woman out of three experiences male violence, in various forms: harassment at work, rape, threat, or humiliation. However, considering the complexity of this phenomenon, how do Italian newspapers narrate feminicide?

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An Unsolved Case

di Susanna Nicchiarelli

A woman film director’s reflection on her work with male actors. The piece begins with the author’s recollection of her strong emotional reaction to the trivialization of the female character impersonated by Sissy Spacek in JFK, that she saw in her adolescence. She explains how gendered motivations, rejection of stereotypes, personal emotions, and respect for the spectators have guided her in her two features with leading actresses and supporting actors.

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