I am amazed. It seems that popular opinion is taking a righteous stance on the subject of the philandering ways of our Minister of Sport. What does it have to do with any one of us? Nothing. Popular opinion says that he is a public figure and therefore etcetera. Really? Let us not forget that he is a man. Even those men who sit at their computers and expound on how unprincipled he is, I’ll wager have had their fair share of flinging. It’s really a bit of ‘so what’, isn’t it?
In my view, and I know that my view is often not shared, nonetheless, in my view it is very parochial of popular opinion to be making a fuss over a man having consensual sex with a woman, even one to whom he is not married, though he be married. It happens. It has been happening since there were men and women; since Adam and Eve; since Sodom and Gamorrah. People have extramarital sex. It’s not worth a gasp.
Isn’t it a little late in the evolution of human kind for a silly woman to be able to blackmail a man because he had sex with her? Are we really, as a society stuck in those dark ages? He didn’t fall on her unsuspecting body. He didn’t force himself. He was there by invitation. Is she any better? She is not. However, she is not a public figure, so we don’t judge her. Hardly fair, is it?
It is not for me to pass judgement either, but I’d say she is an insult to all honest philandering men and women. And word is that Ms Thang has been something of an ANC bicycle. Fair enough, she can be the bicycle if she so chooses; though I feel it is only right that the bicycle should not reveal by whom she is ridden. It’s too tacky for words. Oops, was that judgement?
One would think that she would have some concern for her reputation. It seems she has none. But then, perhaps a woman’s concern for her reputation is as old fashioned an idea as the idea of fidelity in marriage.
If the Minister were to marry every woman with whom he enjoyed a bit of a buffet would that be more satisfactory to ‘society’? No, because then he would be accused, as our president is frequently accused, of demeaning women; of being backward; of being anachronistic.
Is anyone really as shock-horrored as they pretend to be? I find it very difficult to believe that we are so unsophisticated. Is there some hope of embarrassing the Minister? Is a man ever embarrassed by the fact that he managed to pull a considerably younger woman? I mean among men, doesn’t that make him ‘the man’?
Perhaps one might have some sympathy for the bicycle if she hadn’t demanded money. Oh, tacky, tacky, tacky. There are ugly names for women who use their honey pot to extort money from men. Now if we want to take a moral stance on anything, we should take a moral stance on that.
Some people have said that the Minister is a hypocrite. Are we not all hypocrites who speak out in judgement of him? And are not those who judge loudest the most lacking in perspicacity?