Friday, May 2, 2008

Fucking, politics

Two separate stories caught my eye; struck that pesky nerve that lies deep, deep within my soul; burning a hole in my gut.

Here’s the first headline and small snippet from one story:

D.C. Madam commits suicide
Palfrey was convicted April 15 by a federal jury of running a prostitution service that catered to members of Washington's political elite, including Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican. She had denied her escort service engaged in prostitution, saying that if any of the women engaged in sex acts for money, they did so without her knowledge.”

Here’s the second headline, and a brief overview:

Barbara Walters reveals affair with Senator
Appearing on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” scheduled to air Tuesday, Walters shares details of her relationship with Edward Brooke that lasted several years in the 1970s, according to a transcript of the show provided to The Associated Press.”

Like usual when I don’t understand something, I find myself scratching my head while simultaneously muttering the word, “huh?”

I couldn’t help but wonder why it’s okay for one woman to fuck a married politician, but not okay for the other? Here’s two headline stories, running parallel with other; making front page news and it just struck me as a perfect example of societal hypocrisy. Barbara Walters (I was shocked, quite frankly to learn that she had sex) was being interviewed by this century’s mega-media, superstar, Oprah Winfrey.

You see, Barbara Walters has written a book and among all her interviewing skills, big hair and odd sounding, nasal voice, she had an affair with a married (gasp!) man. Barbara Walters is baptizing herself in the holy waters of publicity; coming clean with her tryst hoping to evoke lots of media coverage and make the N.Y. Times Best Seller’s List. She’ll make gobs of money and yes, I can’t be certain, but I’m sure she’ll report her profit to the IRS, and they will in turn take their cut.

So, I guess its okay to fuck a married senator as long as you write a book about the experience later....

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, another woman is scorned; chastised and humiliated, and later thrown to the wolves (she was facing 55+ year prison sentence). Obviously distraught, depressed, and racked with despair she found no other choice but to hang herself in her 76 year old mother’s shed. It’s heinous.

Like Barbara Walters, she was also linked to fucking a married politician, or rendered the necessary services for the fucking to take place. She got paid for the sex (claims she didn’t), and she forgot to report those earnings on her 1040’s (details, details). Just in case you didn’t know, it’s illegal to pay for sex; the IRS wants a cut on that booty call.

I think it goes without saying that I could give a fuck less who people fuck. If someone wants to have sex with a married guy, or a married woman; have a party. It’s your emotional nightmare, not mine, but what makes me sick is the moral ambiguity; fucking hypocritical. Both women were involved in having some sex; married politicians no less, but one person is celebrated while the other is keel-hauled. Call me crazy, but that doesn’t make any sense to me.

Not to mention that we shouldn’t be judging at all in the first place.

In the scheme of world events, it’s just sex, for Christ’s Sakes! Married people having sex with someone other than their spouses are topics we don’t like to know about because it stirs up insecurities within ourselves; it hits too close to home I think for some. Let’s face it, I can’t think of anyone that wants to learn about their spouse cheating on them. But does it really matter if it was a prostitute or if it was Barbara Walters your spouse was fucking?

I’d love to hear your comments on the topic.

One more thought, I wonder if the D.C. Madam introduced Barbara Walters to her hunk-a-hunk of married man love?

2 comments:

Hunter said...

Neve, you are such a sensual woman. Stimulating both the mind and the body. Why politics? Why only pick a republican as an example? Certainly the DC Madam had serviced the democrats as well. The hypocrisy in the media can only be explained by 2 words, "liberal media". We all know who runs it, and certainly an icon like Barbera Walters can get a way with it, well, because she sounds funny. Just kidding.

Now there you go Neve, I want to talk sex with you, not politics. Damn it!

Neve Black said...

Bi...partisan aside, the bi...polar treatment of both women is outrageous.

Yes. I'm sure when the DC Madam handled her politician "John's", the only party she was concerned with was, well, the party favors.

Thanks for reading. Thanks for the response.