A school teacher in KY (the state, not the jelly) is in hot water over a porn movie in which she appeared. In fact, she’s out of a job.
The movie in question is a decade old, but that didn’t stop her bosses from sacking her after they found out about it.
It’s an unfortunate “quirk” of the US, but I really think we’re a “glass half empty” society. I will explain.
Where even the most uptight or upstanding citizen could look at this woman and say, “Well, I don’t approve of what she did, but that was long ago, and she’s really turned to a respectable profession now,” they don’t.
Some find the negative in anything and focus on that to the exclusion of all else. I know that as a teacher she was working with kids, but onetime porn actress doesn’t equal pedophile. And it was one time.
Some people’s ideology keeps them from seeing things in a reasonable, measured way. In fact, we've seen that some ideologies replace reason altogether.
I can understand, to a degree, why a political candidate might want to dig up and use info like this to harm an opponent (though I think it’s still shitty).
In fact, imagine that scenario for a moment: This same woman decides to run for a state office when this naughty tidbit comes out and quashes her campaign.
How about, "Look at how far she's come (no pun intended) since then," instead of "She's history," eh? We certainly give former drinkers and drug addicts that kind of break, so why not former porn actresses?
Are we saying, in effect, that if this is what you are/were, it's all we'll ever allow you to be in our eyes?
Here we have a grade school teacher, whom no one presumably has a vendetta against, but who’s being penalized for something perhaps questionable she did years ago.
I think that, in a word, sucks.