I generally stay away from news and/or politics on this blog. I tend to be able to see both sides of every story so I don't really have much of an opinion that I have to get on my soap box about.
Then there's the Tiger Woods thing.
I'm not really opinionated about it, per se. I guess since I had an affair of my own and I know that I'm not a bad person, I can't really judge Tiger. I mean, he's Tiger Woods for pete's sake. Its not like the entire world hasn't been telling him, since his teenage years, that he was a god and entitled to everything that life has to offer.
So, he partook of those things and... now we're pissed at him?
I'm not saying its right. We've all seen the pain that I had to go through in reliving the story of my own affair. But I'm not going to sit here and throw stones or think he's this horrible selfish person.
I have another opinion about it though.
I'm reminded of the scene in Analyze This when Billy Crystal asked DeNiro why he had a mistress on the side. DeNiro answered along the lines of, "I can't do that with my wife. That's the mouth that kisses my children!"
I remember in The Soprano's, there was the same story. All the big mob guys were married to these beautiful, smart, classy women but they had mistresses on the side.
I mentioned this to Gentleman Jack and he admitted to the same thoughts. He admitted that while he was married, some of his fantasies remained just that: fantasies. He said he didn't want to try that stuff with his wife. Those thoughts were naughty and your wife should be respected and held to a higher standard than dirty, filthy, boy fantasies.
It also reminded me of my ex-husband who, when we were dating, was all about trying new things, watching porn with me or going to strip clubs with me. Then towards the end of our marriage, he kept all of that hidden from me. He seemed ashamed. I was confused and didn't like that he hid that from me. So, I pulled back too and our sex life suffered because of it.
Thankfully, GJ knows better now. He damn well better know better...
Everyone's been saying, "How can Tiger cheat with these cheap whorish women when he has a gorgeous, smart, wonderful wife and mother at home?"
I wonder if he is filled with shame about his over-active and imaginative sexual fantasies? I wonder if he believes that blowjobs and anal sex are immoral, like unfortunately, I think many people believe.
Maybe he holds his wife in such high regard that he can't imagine putting his manhood in the mouth that kisses his children good night?
Just a thought.