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Jacqui Smith to host radio program on Porn

Our friend Jacqui Smith who helped bring in new proscriptive legislation on prostitution in the UK before the demise of the Labour Government, met with the wrath of the electorate.  She was the Minister who had to resign, and eventually lost her seat in parliament when it came to light she had claimed on expenses the cost of two pornographic videos allegedly watched by her husband.  She now has a lucrative career with KPMG.

Jacqui Smith is presenting a radio show (Five Live) on pornography, called Porn Again.  In the press releases for the the show, she states: “In making this programme, I’ve been able to challenge my own views and attitudes and I want others to have the chance to join the debate too.”

This sounds to be too good to be true.  Maybe if she has challenged her views on pornography, then she should also challenge her views on prostitution and look there with an open mind.  Well I am waiting for this program and definitely will be listening to it.

This may sound too good to be true with other quotes stating The hour-long documentary, entitled, “Porn Again”, will also include contributions from other politicians and feminist thinkers and investigate whether porn is too widely accessible.

Porn Again will be broadcast on BBC Five Live, Thursday March 3 from 9.30pm to 10.30pm and be followed by the Tony Livesey Show, during which Jacqui will take calls from listeners.

Here are a few links to news articles on this show.

 

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5 comments on “Jacqui Smith to host radio program on Porn

  1. Maggie McNeill
    29 January, 2011

    Consider that the title is a pun on “born again”, and the fact that she bought porn for her husband (thus was not opposed to it in the past), and consider also this section from the Telegraph article:

    The hour-long documentary, entitled, “Porn Again”, will also include contributions from other politicians and feminist thinkers and investigate whether porn is too widely accessible.
    “As I know from my personal experience, porn fascinates us – media and public alike,” the 48 year-old former schoolteacher said in a statement on Friday.
    “But we actually know very little about what it’s like to work in the industry and what porn is doing to our society, our children and our relationships.

    It seems to me that her so-called “challenge” to her own “views and attitudes” is a change from accepting porn to swallowing the propaganda that it’s damaging to “our society, our children and our relationships.” Maybe I’m wrong, but the article states that the program interviews “politicians and feminist thinkers” when it should be interviewing sex therapists and freethinkers, so that doesn’t fill me with optimism.

  2. elrond
    29 January, 2011

    Maggie,

    Thank you for that insight. I reckon I stand totally corrected, and yes I am not optimistic

  3. Douglas Fox
    30 January, 2011

    Leopards rarely change their spots sadly.

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