23 June 2009

Berlusconi and Italian women

To comment on Italy's moral attitudes, gender relations and Berlusconi's crimes and vices would take a very long time, but this article from the Times makes a good start. The writer is far too sanguine about women's position in the status quo (compare her opinion to the comments of Italian journalists below), but it is a positive sign that Italy's 'showgirl' culture, introduced by Berlusconi, is now receiving such widespread critical attention. What were whispers a couple of years ago are now emerging as full-blown revelations, and feminist muttering is becoming more mainstream criticism.
> The Times: Berlusconi's Italy shows a strange type of feminism

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