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    There’s the notion that the affair is somehow Broadwell’s fault. How could Petraeus resist? Broadwell with her “form-fitting” clothes, “tight skirts,” and “toned arms” — in other words, “a shameless self-promoting prom queen” and a “slut” to boot — apparently “got her claws” into him. "The anecdotes and chatter that implicitly or explicitly wonder at the spidery wiles she must have used to throw the mighty man off his path are laughably ignorant of history," says Frank Bruni at The New York Times, “which suggests that mighty men are all too ready to tumble, loins first.” And it’s further evidence that women are “unfairly assigned the role of gatekeepers of sexual morality,” says Alison Yarrow at The Daily Beast, “a designation that makes them easy to blame when men fall short.”

    Why the media’s coverage of the David Patraeus affair is sexist

    (Source: theweek.com)

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