Friday, December 11, 2009

What the Tiger Woods Debacle Shows Us.

With all the media coverage of the Tiger Woods infidelity saga, one can only wonder why the most important aspect is ignored.

It is a forgone conclusion that Tiger was attacked in anger by his wife, Elin. When that fact is acknowledged (and it usually isn't), there is a denial of seriousness since the female attacked the male.

Saturday Night Live aired a skit depicting "Elin" wielding a golf club while intimidating Tiger with the threat of further violence.

Had the shoe been on the other foot, Tiger would be public enemy number one, there would be demands for his arrest, and he would be the recipient of death threats. But since the female is the aggressor, feminists and women play down the significance of the violence and they cackle with glee at the female putting the male in his place.

This double standard is particularly troublesome in the aftermath of the Rihanna incident. In it, Rihanna, the R&B singer goaded her former boyfriend and fellow R&B singer Chris Brown into a tussle where she ended up with a fat lib and bruises. Chris Brown's career is on life support, and Rihanna is being hailed as some courageous survivor even when she was the party that initiated the violence.

I can only hope that clear-thinking men and women can see the hypocrisy being displayed by our media and by feminists. Until female on male domestic violence is viewed with the same gravity as male on female, I think that all of us should dismiss the Rihanna episodes as insignificant.

Finally, Tiger Woods clearly does not love his wife if the allegations of infidelity are true. Elin is a former nanny who he ushered into a world of privilege. Her ice princess manner, and her violence towards him get a free pass in this society. So I say, dump your witch of a wife Tiger and continue to do what you need to do to find love and peace.

1 comment:

  1. The double standard that exists in the media is disgusting! I like Tiger Woods even more now!