this film across class and political lines is the need to keep
women in a subservient position. In the eyes of the law,
Katharina is guilty, first and foremost, of the crime of being
a woman. That she’s a woman who refuses to allow the
patriarchy to determine her value compounds her guilt.
Los Angeles, August 12, 2013
*There are several recountings of this on the internet and in print. See, for example, The New York Times, April 25, 2013.