It was only in 1967 that Great Britain struck from its jurisprudence the "common scold," essentially a crime of catty insolence for which the convicted party--almost always a woman disturbing the peace by nagging a man--was punished via a public ducking into cold water. Nobody likes a bitch, but arguably that's kinda oppressive. Consider the lingering sexist residue of the culture that came up with that one. Then consider being ensconced in it in the present day as a girl from an immigrant family that's already steeped in firm patriarchal tradition. Complicating matters, imagine wanting to play football--that boy's game Americans mistakenly call "soccer"--with nearly... More >>>
Indian girls just wanna play soccer in Bend It Like Beckham.