Women are talking about the imagery of standing publicly by a man who has shown unethical and unfaithful behavior. Gov. Elliot Spitzer, hanging by a thread, his future in doubt. Did she have him sign on the dotted line before she stood up there? Think of other women who stood by their man. Not Hillary. Hillary's public photo was walking hand-in-hand w/ daughter in the middle, off to the helicopter after the Monica episode. She didn't stand up in public by her man. Puffy eyed women on the podiums... heartbreaking stories. Silda Wall, Spitzer's wife of 20 years and mother of their three daughters, "doesn't want to look at him, and he doesn't want to bear the look that she gives when she does look at him," the story goes. As a mom, a wife and a woman, my heart aches to see this Harvard law lady be a backdrop. Click the photo to enlarge so her pain can be more visible. Ouch, ouch, ouch.
What is the equivalent here if you turn the tables? Venus and Mars, culture and differences. Dirty laundry kept in the closet. What men have had to stand publicly by their errant women?