Apr 9 – Scandalous Double Standards

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.

 

Apr 8 – Keep It Private

Are there some scandals that you wish you didn’t know about?

I think that when it comes to the private lives of other people – regardless of who they are, their status, their fame etc, it should be kept private. I really don’t like the way the media will take something personal and painful between two people, and then parade it around all over the news, on front covers of papers and magazines, and all over the internet as some kind of story.

I think that’s just plain mean.

Have you ever gone through something such a relationship breakup / divorce? Or perhaps something quite painful and personal? Yes? Now imagine if somebody took all those painful moments and details, and broadcast it to every single person that you knew. Your friends, your family, your coworkers etc. How horrible would that make you feel?? One of the things that I absolutely cannot stand is when people start airing other people’s dirty laundry – it’s just so… vindictive. However, god help anybody who dares try and air any of my dirty laundry, I will rip them apart piece by piece.

Apart from that, there are a lot of scandals that I just don’t care about. None of them interest me, nor do they affect me in any way, shape or form, so why should I concern myself with other people’s problems? That sounds somewhat selfish, but it’s true. If it has absolutely nothing to do with me, why would I want to invest my time into reading about it, or watching reports about it on the news.

I just don’t care. Granted, if it was something that was going to affect people’s health (like the Horsemeat scandal) then that’s a different story. I used to shop at Aldi, so in that aspect, I’m involved as a consumer.