Italian Women Demand Berlusconi's Resignation
MICHELE NORRIS, Host:
Berlusconi has been indicted on charges involving an underage prostitute, and today he rejected calls for his resignation. As NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reports, women across Italy say the politics of sleaze must end.
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SYLVIA POGGIOLI: Nicoletta Dentico said Italian women have been passive for far too long.
NORRIS: It took Italian society a long time to react. Maybe many of us underestimated the magnitude and the deep work that this culture - or subculture, rather, was provoking. I hope today, from the - in a way, the rubble of 20 years, we start to put together pieces and build a society where women can have a say.
POGGIOLI: Sylvia Poggioli, NPR News, Rome.
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