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The Unequal Past On Radio 4 Well Worth Listening.

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Jim Smallman examines the attitude of society to our pasts and argues that men and women are treated very differently.

"I am not proud of my past," he says, "I'm massively ashamed of huge swathes of it." But Jim's misdeeds are, he argues, "easily forgivable" because he was "just being a bit of a lad". In contrast, Jim's wife - a former pornographic actress - is not given the same latitude. Too many people, he says, would "use her past to hold her back from the future that she deserves". Recorded at the End of the Road music festival.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06bp3zp

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Not so sure that is true!  I recall Ilona Staller (Cicciolina) a former porn star who became an elected politician in Italy.. Or maybe is again the Latino's who couldn't give a fuck about a woman's past profession!

 

Only going on the comment, having not heard the broadcast!

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Not so sure that is true!  I recall Ilona Staller (Cicciolina) a former porn star who became an elected politician in Italy.. Or maybe is again the Latino's who couldn't give a fuck about a woman's past profession!

 

Only going on the comment, having not heard the broadcast!

 

That was more due to the vagaries of the Italian electoral law than anything else.

As for thinking Italians are more blasé about a woman's past profession, forget it.

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