How The New York Times Explains Male Sex Scandals

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See? In her worldview, powerful women might be driven to bed good-looking men as much as powerful men are driven to bed good-looking women. But “research points” to another explanation for why they do not.

And what is that other reason? Stolberg quotes a fellow feminist.

“‘The shorthand of it is that women run for office to do something, and men run for office to be somebody,’ said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University.”

Aha! Women politicians are more noble.

Later in her article, Stolberg reinforces — perhaps sensing that even New York Times readers might find the “women are more noble” than men explanation tough to take — her original denial that the issue is male sexual nature. She writes: “Helen Fisher, an anthropologist at Rutgers, said her studies on adultery show that, at least under the age of 40, women are equally as likely to engage in it as men. She theorizes that perhaps women are simply more clever about not getting caught.”

So, then, women politicians are not more noble than their male colleagues, just better at not getting caught!

But then Stolberg reverts to her original thesis by noting that “Dee Dee Myers, a press secretary to President Bill Clinton … and the author of ‘Why Women Should Rule the World,’ surmises that male politicians feel invincible. It would be impossible, she said, to imagine Nancy Pelosi, the former House speaker, doing anything like what Mr. Weiner did.”

Of course, it is impossible to imagine Nancy Pelosi doing anything like Anthony Weiner did. But not because powerful men think they are invincible and powerful women do not, but because of male sexual nature.

Powerful men are involved in sex scandals because they think they can get away with doing so, and because the drive to do what they did is so powerful they risk everything they cherish in life for it.

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  • credulousDolt

    If you tried a little harder you might be merely silly.

  • Guest

    Easy. Men think with their penises; women think with their brains.

    • Shishir

      Another idiotic fembot line. Men’s penile ability somehow trumped women’s cerebral aptitude when men pretty much created civilization wholescale! Do you want me to compare male and female contributions to science,technology,art,literature,business,religion,politics,war etc etc? ……Is that tumbleweeds I hear in lieu of a response?


      Right. Idiot!

  • smartie

    really stupid

  • Jim

    The seem to be saying that some women view men as their own personal cash register.

    • mrbean

      If you deny that you are naive. Many mothers tell their daughters to marry for money. They can always get love by having affairs. And divorce is no big deal, with women favored with either a 50/50 split or alimony and child support or both.

  • Shishir

    Well yes, but it seems everyone is missing the giant ugly elephant in the room- the fact that men are not attracted to women in power unless they are hot!And there are very few attractive women politicians(Sarah Palin and Kristian Gillibrand come to mind).
    So for female politicians , they lack opportunity because they usually lack beauty!
    I can’t imagine any man thinking of say Nancy Pelosi,Hilary Clinton or Olympia Snowe in a sexual manner without vomiting.
    Men are not attracted to a woman’s “achievements” ,men would sooner marry an attractive cocktail waitress than a sullen,haggard Helen Gurley Brown clone type with 5 PhDs. If that sounds cruel well ladies,don’t blame men blame MOTHER nature.

  • Julia K

    No. The reason that fewer women are caught cheating is not simply that they have different motivations than men, although that might be a small part of it. It's also not simply that they're more noble, although that factors in indirectly as I will explain below. And it's not that they're better at evading detection. It's that they lack power.

    A recent study found that powerful women as likely to cheat on their spouses as powerful men were. Power bestows confidence and arrogance, which gives people a green light to sin however they feel like. The study found that "The popular notion that men are more likely than women to cheat is simply due to the fact that men occupy more positions of power than women, according to Lammers." Perhaps less powerful people, then, are actually more noble in some ways; but it's not an innate, gender-based nobility. The imbalance is one we created.

    Sorry, but "feminism and academia" are right on this one.

  • Tom

    Silly liberals. Just watch the Discovery Channel. Male mammals behave completely differently than female mammals. The males fight to gain control and dominance, then keep a harem of docile females to have sex with until they are ousted by a more powerful male. The males sleep with as many females as will let them. The females are careful to let only the more powerful and dominant men mate with them. A once liberal, feminist friend once began to raise chickens. She reported, shocked, that at first all the little baby chickens behaved the same, cute little fluff balls cheeping. Then….some of them became roosters and "started to fight each other over who would get to mate with the females. They also took on a protective role, keeping the flock together and pecking away chickens that were diseased and warning at the approach of predators." Silly chickens! They must have flunked their Harvard Women's Studies claesses about how sex differences are learned, not innate! Silly liberals. Look to reality, not your university propaganda.

  • Tom

    What used to control male sexuality was culture, religion, character, shame, nobility, chivalry, etc. Things liberals have trashed. Now they wonder why more and more men act like the animals on the Discovery Channel. Liberalism is Social Senility. End Stage Imperial Dementia. Wherever liberalism appears, squalor, degradation, chaos, violence and collapse soon follow. Just look at the US in 1950 and now. Amazing decline. America is doomed. Soon it will be taken over by races and cultures that will stomp the liberals and take what they want.

  • butpygmies

    reason #3 why some men don't "cheat:" some of us are actually in love with our mate.

    and, whenever there is a man having sex with a woman, there must also be a woman having sex with a man!

  • E. Fraser

    I guess, from the logic in this article, that men are unsuited to be allowed loose in society. This is a compelling argument for locking them up in the home for their reproductive abilities and handing the jobs and power over to women who are much less controlled by their hormones.

  • aleknovy

    The thing everyone forgot is "temptation".

    Powerful men are getting propositioned and hit on by young hotties left and right. Even the ugliest of ugly guys – if he gets in office – will have playboy quality women throwing themselves at him.

    Who the heck will hit on nancy pelosi because she's powerful? The Pelosi comparison was moot, because Pelosi isn't getting hit on or propositioned by male Chippendale dancers.

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