MONOGAMY DOESN’T WORK. DISCUSS.
It was the tip of the nose that did it, and not just for me.
The wife of Democratic New York Governor Eliot Spitzer stood by his side on March 12, 2008, as he attempted to salvage his reputation by resigning from office.
Looking rent to the core of her frail and well-kempt being, she stood quietly as her sexual allure was effectively trashed by her own husband before millions of viewers.
Pale, but keeping it together with what must have taken an iron will, it was just the tip of her nose that give away how utterly humiliated, dejected and betrayed she felt.
So poignant was the picture, it inspired the television law drama series The Good Wife (left) which replayed that interview with a cathartic reprise.
She smacks him one out of sight of the cameras and didn’t it feel good.
Men like Spitzer make us collectively angry.
He not only abused public funds – some $80,000 – to pay exhorbitant escort fees, and he caused distress to the very people he is charged with protecting from the slings and arrows, etc.
I saw the carcass of the Spitzer marriage being flung atop a mass of corpses too high to see over.
I needed to step back to get perspective, and once I did I saw a heap that, like most heaps, looked like a monumental waste.
While it’s no surprise the call-girl has done very nicely for herself with a column in the New York Post after a music single release and a shoot for Playboy, Spitzer’s wife, Silda Wall released a book Rough Justice: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer.
In it she said: “The wife is supposed to take care of the sex. This is my failing; I wasn’t adequate.”
Bettina Arndt would agree.
It is men who suffer a “sex-starved” subsistence in heterosexual monogamous marriage.
Women deprive men, women dismiss men, women shame men about their natural urges. Women are, all over again, Female Eunuchs and God’s Police.
Whatever sexuality we managed to reclaim during the sexual revolution, we are now content to consign to history and, worse, impose our desultory lack-lustre bed-death on the men we love.
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