A 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh, who was raped by her cousin, was sentenced to 101 lashes for “adultery” and died. Hena Akhter from rural Shariatpur was the fifth child of a day laborer and his wife. An older male cousin — who was forced to marry his wife because he had raped her 15 years ago — returned from working abroad a year ago and began harassing Hena on her way to and from school. Her parents complained to village elders and the cousin was told to pay $1,000. However, because the cousin was the son of Hena’s father’s older brother, Hena’s father was asked to let the matter drop. Then Hena was walking back from an outdoor toilet one winter night when her cousin allegedly grabbed her, gagged her with a cloth and raped her. The cousin’s wife discovered Hena being sexually assaulted and beat her as well.
But no, they didn’t call it “rape.” They called it “adultery.” Keep reading »
In a recent piece on The Good Men Project about the double standard regarding adultery, Tom Matlack asks, “When was the last time a woman got dragged through the mud for cheating?”
I offer a slightly different question: When was the last time a woman was exposed for cheating—and the story wasn’t crafted around a narrative of love? Keep reading »
I’m really clueless as to what I should do about the situation I’m in.
I was with Kayla for over one month. We had an OK time, we enjoyed each others’ company, and we both said “I love you” to each other. She was my second girlfriend, while I’m Kayla’s first boyfriend. We talked about my ex. Kayla was shocked that I was in a seven-plus-year relationship that I ended not too long ago, but she was able to handle this part of my past and we got closer. She told me that at least we were sharing, which helps to build intimacy.
Well, the bad news is that I’m actually married to my ex. Read more … Keep reading »
When I mustered the courage to ask my husband of 16 years if he was having an affair, he looked at me with tears in his eyes and said, “It was just an escape. It will be over with one phone call. You and I are still going to grow old together.” I accepted this explanation. He was crying, for God’s sakes. And then there was that line about love in our retirement years. The performance was totally believable. Keep reading »
Avid readers of Today’s Lady News have no doubt been following the story of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman who has been sentenced to death for adultery. Ashtiani is accused of cheating on her husband and then conspiring to have him killed; she was sentenced to 99 lashes, which she’s received, and death by stoning. After an international outcry that death by stoning was too cruel, Iran changed the sentence to death by hanging. However, her lawyer also fled Iran to Norway in fear when he learned the government planned to arrest him.
Carla Bruni, the First Lady of France and a musician/model/actress who was known for her colorful sexual escapades before she married President Nicolas Sarkozy, has spoken up for Ashtiani and said no one should be murdered for their sexual behavior. Earlier this week, a state-run newspaper in Iran called Bruni a “prostitute” and then said she “deserves to die” for supporting an “adulteress.” Keep reading »
According to our homeboys at BroBible, it’s OK to cheat once in a relationship. “Call it what you want — quarter-life crisis, cold feet, or the fear of commitment — but the fact remains that it has become human nature for a man in his twenties to question his future with a girl,” they say. So what’s a guy to do? Why, cheat, of course! But only once. If he does that, “It will either scare a man straight or set him free.” The idea isn’t altogether as godawful a concept as it may sound. If a guy thinks the grass is greener on the other side of the fence, well, maybe what he needs to do is find out. That way, he can choose his, um, current yard, or he can break through the fence and spend the rest of his life humping stray female dogs who may or may not have fleas, mange, and whatever else wayward dogs have. Although, we’re not so sure this is such a great idea. Keep reading »
Well, this is depressing. Cheated on your boyfriend, your girlfriend, or your spouse and looking to get this secret off your back? Travel on over to CheatConfession.com where random cheaters confess publicly and anonymously to their sexual indiscretions. “You love me more incredibly and truly than anyone in my life has ever done, but somehow I still cheated,” Kat writes Dan in her online letter. “I hope you can forgive me, but I know I will never forgive myself.” Keep reading »
Standing by the side of an unfaithful husband may get you some shaking heads of disapproval, but it still happens all the time.
So when Silda Wall held herself responsible for her husband Eliot Spitzer’s extramarital affair with a hooker, we got kind of riled up. Sure, it takes two for a marriage to work — but Wall shouldered all the blame for Spitzer’s behavior, saying that she hadn’t been “adequate in taking care of the sex.” Which we presume to mean “keeping him happy in bed.”
So we asked you: Does lackluster (or a lack of) sex give a guy the right to stray? Read more … Keep reading »
This week, everybody’s talking about cheating, all because Jesse James decided to step out on wife Sandra Bullock with a tattooed, white supremacist stripper named Michelle McGee. Now, what everyone wants to know is: Why. James had it all: a beautiful, successful, talented wife, a booming business and fame, a family… Nevertheless, something led him astray. After the jump, 25 reasons men put their willies where they don’t belong. Keep reading »