Do we honestly think men are completely at the mercy of their pants? That they are unable to control their lust, particularly when a saucy minx arrives to tempt them from their marital bed? If that was really the case, then sexual assault wouldn’t be a criminal offence. So why is this sexist image still used in reporting?
THE teenager at the heart of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s marital woes denies any responsibility in the break-up of his marriage, in an interview to be telecast on Sunday in Italy.
Do we really think the Italian Prime Minister is that easily manipulated? By a teenager? If Berlusconi – or any married person – has an affair, then the responsibility for the effect that has on their marriage is theirs.
The article then goes on to pit the two women against the other, no doubt hoping for a catfight where they rip each other’s clothes off. And then pash.
I remember seeing the cover of a tabloid mag a few months ago, screaming “Hollywood homewreckers” and featuring photos of women – because men don’t wreck their own marriages, right? – and thinking that we still have so far to go.