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Schwarzenegger & Strauss-Kahn: the Boys’ Club Has Glass Walls
May 19, 2011 by easearle
When will Men in Power realize that the rules of the game are changing? Though he’d been playing in the big leagues of fame for decades– enjoying movie stardom, a celebrated wife, beautiful children, high elected office– Arnold Schwarzenegger willingly risked it all for sex with a member of his household staff.
Of course, men in power have been behaving like pigs since time began. But as Tiger Woods could have told fellow uber-jock Arnold, the ‘blind eye’ that used to be turned to private ‘abuses of power’ is wide open.
The same week that the powerful head of the IMF Dominique Strauss-Kahn is caught in an allegation of rape, former CA Governor and current top contender for Disgraced Celebrity of Spring 2011, Arnold S. admits to betraying wife, Maria Shriver.
The sun-addled voters of CA deserve what they got with ‘the Arnold.’ Accusations of his cavilier ‘groping’ of women were rampant when CA in all its Hollywoodified wisdom elected him.
In a previous era, the allegations against him and Strauss-Kahn would have been hushed up. The Strauss-Kahn charges are yet to be proven true, but similar allegations allegedly have been made against this all-powerful man before. While there is much to deride in tabloid culture– and we do enjoy deriding it all here on the blog–it may be that monitoring men in power is one of the better uses of the 24/7 tabloid eye.
If scandals like the one now facing IMF head and disgraces like the one Arnold S. has brought upon himeself serve any purpose, it’s to ‘serve notice’ to Men in Power that the Boy’s Club has glass walls.
(photos: serpholicmedia.com, pressrelease.com, tattle2me.com)