May 19, 2011

Time Magazine actually had someone write an article about why powerful men behave so badly entitled, Sex, Lies, Arrogance: What Makes Powerful Men Behave So Badly?.  After what's happened with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the President of the IMF Group, I'm pretty sure the people at Time thought this would be a great article.  They really put a lot of thought and energy into into this article.  Personally, I think the answer to their question was very simple.  I think the answer to that question is the same as to why non-powerful men behave so badly.  The sense of entitlement held by some men has absolutely nothing to do with power.  I'm no psychologist, but I think it goes a little deeper than that.  I think the better subject for an article would have been What Makes Powerful Women Not Behave So Badly?  Now, that would have been an article I would like to read.  What is it about most women that allow them not to get drunk off of power? Contrary to popular belief, women love sex just as much as men so why is it a very rare thing to hear about a sex scandal clouding the success of a powerful woman?


  1. For women to behave in that same way, their reputations would be irrepairable. The "disgraced" men wouldn't be president, per se, but they would still have influence. Elliott Spitzer is now on CNN, if I'm not mistaken. That wouldn't happen for a woman. I'm not a fan of Sarah Palin nor Michelle Bachmann, but if they were sleeping around, there would be no coming back for them.

    A double standard exists and will probably never go away. Outside of politics, being in power is an unearned privilege for men. So women in power know the struggle and have felt the pain and as men say...we don't forget.

  2. My previous post was incomplete...Women won't forget the pain and sacrifice it took to be in power, so they'd be more protective of it.