Gabrielle: It's like my grandmother always said: An erect penis doesn't have a conscience.
Lynette: Even the limp ones aren't that ethical.
The above is one of the most memorable dialogues from the beloved Desperate Housewives.
Do men really have no control over their erect penises? Doesn't that make them as lowly as dogs? No matter how often I hear this or how stupid I see some men act I refuse to believe that all men have wandering penises that cannot be controlled. In fact, I refuse to believe that they cannot be controlled!
It makes me wonder if the unconscionable nature of the man's penis is the reason its misdeeds are easily excusable or forgiven, but a woman who dares step into another man's bed is immediately crucified; no room for trial, apologies or explanations?
Recently a blog reader sent me the link to a video of a wife who cheated in the USA, a Nigerian woman, Igbo to be precise. She is the Head Nurse at the hospital where she works and she was sleeping with a janitor (a cleaner). Word got out and there were some whispers. A few people asked her about it and she vehemently denied this accusation; Me? How? Janitor? Tufia kwa! Never!
The janitor got wind of this and became offended. So one night he invited her over to his place and they had sex as usual. Unknown to her he recorded their sexcapade and as revenge he put it all out there for the world to see.
As at when the blog reader sent me a link where this was under discussion, the woman had come under so much fire and brimstone that she was currently being kept on suicide watch. I followed the thread and there was no type of insult or name that she wasn't called. A wife, mother, married woman! Why should she cheat? People suggested all kinds of things that should be done to her and all kinds of punishments that should be heaped on her. A married woman cheated, and with the janitor no less? Stone her to death!!!
Will this double standard ever end? The man can sleep with the maid, nanny or secretary and his wife is told to pray, pray and pray some more. A woman cheats and he, his family and society all join hands to pack up her load and throw her out of her home. WHY?
In your opinion, what's the reason for this double standard and do you think a day will ever come where there will be double standards no more?
"Gabrielle: It's like my grandmother always said: An erect penis doesn't have a conscience.
Lynette: Even the limp ones aren't that ethical."
True or False?
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