Why the surprise?
Tiger Woods - an attractive, successful, wealthy, professional sportsman was caught with his putter in a woman/women, other than his wife.
And as this family man's liaisons are being paraded in the news, how ironic that society is judging his hypocritical behaviour yet revelling in every detail and comparing each new kiss and tell with the last.
I'm not exactly sure how is he hypocritical? Tiger's not a politician publicly campaigning family values nor is he a man of the cloth breaking his promise of celibacy, he is however, paid A LOT of money to endorse products bought by people who do hold the sanctity of marriage and the associated values dear.
When you consider the products and brands he represents, even though they are predominately male, women still buy these for their men. It will be interesting to see the media's stance adapt with any possible altercations with Tiger's endorsements.
Is is a quiet newsweek or is it with each new dawn and new lover of Tiger appears?
Both the news and the internet are buzzing with analysis into why powerful cheat, some examples:
- "Heck, JFK supposedly stepped out on Jackie with Marilyn Monroe. You want the crown jewel of infidelity? That's pretty tough to top." [Yahoo! Sport]
Why do powerful men cheat? Because they can. Because human nature is delicate and capricious.
Being powerful aside for just a minute. Humans, male and female, are capable of cheating, whether attractive, successful, wealthy or all of these.
And of course, this shows, sex still ultimately sells [newspapers at least]!