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 dunking 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 that Americans mistakenly call "soccer" -- with nearly... More >>>
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Knightley and Nagra make names for themselves in Beckham.