After a sex scandal, men still go their merry way

November 25, 2012

Columnist Jean Marbella implies that men are treated differently in sex scandals because they often go on to have successful careers after an extramarital affair is exposed, while women rarely do ("In all these sex scandals, see a double standard," Nov. 18). I disagree.

Let's look at the issue logically. Person A is famous and can reasonably be expected to be in demand for whatever reason they are famous for.

Person B is not famous. Person A has an affair with Person B. After the affair is exposed, Person A continues to be in demand for whatever they were known for before the affair.

Meanwhile, Person B is not in any more demand post-affair than pre-affair. This is normal, not a double standard.

David Plaut, Reisterstown

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