Do you think there are a lot of double standards between men and women when it comes to scandals?
I don’t necessarily believe that there is. Yes, I agree that there are countless double standards between men and women generally speaking, however, when it comes to a scandal, I think it’s a relatively fair playing field – man, woman, it doesn’t matter. Once the word ‘scandal’ is involved, then it’s open warfare with the media. They will tear anybody apart across the front pages of the tabloids, regardless of whoever they are, and what gender they are.
If anything, I think that, again, generally speaking, there are more scandals in the media involving men, simply because men are stupid enough to be doing something scandalous in the first place. What was the last big ‘scandal’ in the media involving a woman?
For me, the first thing that comes to mind is the one revolving around Nigella Lawson not being allowed into the US because she admitted to having used drugs in her past. Granted, this was also following on from her two former employees trying to get their own five minutes of fame claiming that she was quite the nasty horrible drug pig, AND this was after she was photographed in public being choked by her husband.
…but apparently it was all about Nigella, rather than Mr Saatchi… y’know, the guy with his hands around her throat… in public…!! But yes, let’s not focus on that… Nigella’s drug use is MUCH more important.
What a bunch of sexist crap.