I don't know if any of you read gossip columnist Liz Smith but I thought I'd share something she wrote this morning.
She wrote, "Last week, I had some unusual encounters with and about men. This male dominated excitement doesn't often occur for a woman my age, but then, I've always been lucky in life.''
She then said she was on NPR with two other women for a show called the Wow Effect.
She wrote, "What the three of us talked about was -- men, in all of their glory and disarray and whether or not we should want to change them. Is the bad boy type of man a life necessity? Can he be tamed? Should he be?"
They then talked about Tiger Woods and one of the women said if Tiger had been a basketball player instead of a golfer, "nobody would even flinch.'' But then he wouldn't be Tiger.
Liz then wrote, "Male faithfulness is a rare event and male ascendancy over females has never been 50-50 and may never be.''
She wound it up by saying, "I guess I concluded by saying I like men, even badly behaved men, and my feelling is to let them be themselves and, as a woman, to just rise above it. What I am saying, I guess, is let the Tigers and Charlie Sheens and Mel Gibsons guys struggle with their own demons.''
I was kind of surprised by these comments. Male faithfulness may be a rare event in show biz and sports, but I don't think it is rare for most men. And while the Tigers struggle with their demons, they can cause a lot of damage to the women in their lives. And bad boys might be exciting but I don't know that they make good life partners.
I thought it'd be interesting to get the reaction of the bloggers out there.
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