Countless more men over the ages have done this, I’m sure! The names that come to mind straight away are Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Phaneesh Murthy, Asaram Bapu, a Supreme Court judge, and now, Tarun Tejpal. These are men who were pretty much at the top of their game. Men with great capabilities, analytical skills and intellect. Who then proceed to risk their fame, their spotless reputations and often their fortunes as well – on a mating impulse!
What do their indiscretions mean? That no matter how much willpower and focus they had in overcoming other hurdles on their way to the top, they were unable to control their basic male instinct?
Or is this a byproduct of achieving power? A perk of having made it to the top and finding that they could have their pick from a multitude of women?
Is it just the flaw in the species that produces millions of sperm to fertilise just one egg in the female? Is this evolution refusing to acknowledge society’s norms of fidelity to one partner?
Maybe it’s the age we live in. The age of information. Where nothing is a secret. Nothing can be swept under the carpet now because an explosion of media means an unsatiable appetite for content. And competitiveness for readership and viewership leads to more ‘breaking news’ scandals.
You know, it could also be a very positive sign, if you ask me. How? Because this might be the sign that women are finally refusing to hide what men have been doing to them forever – treating them like sex objects. Toys to be played with and discarded when the fun is done.
This might be tipping point of the historical imbalance between the genders. Men forcing themselves on women or using their power to extract pleasure. And getting away cheaply while women dealt with emotional damage, at the very least.
All these centuries, in what was a man’s world, there were more important things for the media to worry about. Now, at last, I hope this skeleton that’s tumbling out from mankind’s closet will be examined and lead to some good for women. Guys, your stronger-sex (and stronger sex-drive) gender card is expiring too!
What do you think?