An email from a reader about Pants-down Brown

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Nicely put and one of the better ones sent today…I might start putting up the abusive ones too.

In reaction to the Len Brown affair, I see that the age-old gender double standard has been true to form.

Reading the blog comments and reaction in the media, the typical feeling is that who Len Brown sleeps with is his own business. He’s a man and if he roots around, well he’s just sowing his oats and who are we to judge and the red-blooded bloke probably deserves a high five and a cold beer. 
On the other hand, people have it that his mistress is a slut. I mean, what was she thinking, getting into a sexual relationship with a married man. She’s a slut and she just wants a baby and women who sleep around deserve what they get and she’s got STDs for being such a slut. She was probably put up to it by the vast right wing conspiracy! HONEY TRAP! MATA HARI!

Even today it’s still a common trope that men who sleep around are just being men and women who sleep around are whores.

Len Brown and Bevan Chuang were both doing the same thing, but one was abusing a position of power.


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