Saturday 3 December 2016

Why are women blamed if married men have affairs?

Serena Cowdy is now a poster girl for fear and loathing after criticism from another journalist

Judith Woods

Published 22/05/2016 | 02:30

Saucy liaisons: Glamorous, child-free women like Serena Cowdy have not been unfaithful to a spouse and placed their family life in jeopardy so how can the blame lie with them?
Saucy liaisons: Glamorous, child-free women like Serena Cowdy have not been unfaithful to a spouse and placed their family life in jeopardy so how can the blame lie with them?
Honey trap: Stewart Hosie Photo: Danny Lawson/PA Wire
Angus MacNeil Photo: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

When is a married philanderer not a philanderer? When he's a victim. A victim of a deliberately attractive woman, deliberately flaunting herself, that's when.

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Apparently, the two politicians who had affairs with the same woman and left their wives weren't actually to blame for their infidelity; they were honeytrapped, the poor things.

That's according to the extraordinary sexist backlash against journalist Serena Cowdy, who stands accused of sleeping her way to the very heart of the establishment - by bedding two Scottish MPs most of us have never heard of.

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