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An Italian judge in Rome has ordered a sex offender to purchase 30 feminist books for his 15-year-old victim and two feminist films.

The 35-year-old male was also sentenced to two years in prison following an investigation into a paedophile ring in Rome, which saw two girls aged 14 and 15 drawn into sex work. The ringleader received a nine-year sentence.

The books selected by the judge include The Diary of Anne Frank, the poems of Emily Dickinson and a selection of novels by Virginia Woolf. The judge said she hoped the books would empower the victims by giving them an understanding of the damage done to their dignity.

Not everyone was convinced it was the right approach. Adriana Cavarero, a philosophy professor at Verona University and author of Notwithstanding Plato said,
"Adolescence is not the time for reflection. What he did was much worse: an adult who, knowingly, paid for sex with a minor." Cavarero felt a better alternative would be if the judge had read the works to the convicted man instead.

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