"Sworn Virgins" Miss The Sweet Embrace Of Former Stalinist Dictator

In the rural mountains of Albania, "sworn virgins" — women who take a vow of celibacy in order to be afforded the same privileges as men — are dying out thanks to the introduction of capitalism and democracy. The tradition of "sworn virgins" is an ancient one in the Balkans, and derives from something called the law of the … » 1/07/08 5:00pm 1/07/08 5:00pm