Why Some High-Powered Men Want To Bed The Help
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Two of the biggest news stories this week revolve around powerful men either sleeping with or sexually assaulting a female subordinate. First, International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested this weekend over allegations he forced a maid in his New York City hotel to perform oral sex on him in addition to chasing her around his hotel room naked and groping her. Since then, stories have abounded about the high-profile French politician's many office affairs and accompanying abuse of power over the women he bedded. (Women, we might add, who weren't his wife.)
Then, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who recently announced with his wife Maria Shriver that they are ending their 25-year marriage, has admitted he fathered a child with a household staff member while married to Shriver. Soon after, allegations of "so many" extra-marital affairs has the former governor looking like a predator himself. (No pun.)
While one of these cases is violent, the other perhaps only manipulative, there is no doubt a theme. Incredibly powerful men preying on subordinate females. What gives? Why are men of a certain ilk hard-wired to be such, you know, creeps?
Subordinates Are Paid To Make You Feel Appreciated
The number one reason men say they cheat is because they feel under-appreciated at home. In other words, they're big, fat babies. They want a mommy to clap for them when they crap their pants. Like her whole day revolves around wiping his ass. Subordinates are paid to act happy to clean up the messes these guys make. And that's a huge turn on for them.
The Odds Make It Easier To Win, And Men Love To Win
Seriously juvenile reason number two that men cheat is that men love competition and they love to win. A subordinate female is under more pressure to say yes to a man in power than someone on his own level, and that makes these kinds of cheaters the extra-skanky kind. It's like they have to set it up to feel like a big man. One of Strauss-Kahn’s affairs at the office was IMF employee Piroska Nagy (pictured) who said she was unprepared for the sexual advances of her ultimate boss. Though the well-publicized affair was ruled consensual by a Swiss investigative board, Nagy sent a letter to the board calling him "a man with a problem that may make him ill-equipped to lead an institution where women work under his command."
Subordinate Women Need Him More
Some men are attracted to subordinates because a real go-getter career woman, like say a Hillary Clinton, might not need a man around forever. A woman who is out in the world doing her thing is more likely to meet a better man and dump her husband's ass. Or at least, that's his fear. Meanwhile, an intern, housekeeper or nanny would be a lot more impressed with the one high roller who's taken an interest in her.
Just as the traditional bully on the playground doesn't pick on someone his own size, so does the sexual bully not prey on a woman who is his emotional or financial equal. He might have been emasculated by his mother when he was a boy. He might have been bullied by his dad and is so afraid of men, he's decided to take it out on women. Frankly, we're not here to solve his problems. What we do want to point out is that the secret to a bully is always that he is a seething coward underneath all his bravado. And he most likely feels he is the victim in this situation. One who deserves the sexual attention he craves from every woman he sees. Since the Schwarzenegger lovechild story came out, one woman, Gigi Goyette, has come forward to say that she first had sex with the future governor when she was sixteen and he was 28. They didn't hook up again for fourteen years. At that point, the Los Angeles Times reported in 2005, they began a once-a-year affair usually at an Ohio fitness festival he attended. The Times also alleges that Goyette was paid $20,000 not to disclose the details of their relationship by Schwarzenegger's new employer, a publisher of a fitness magazine. This all allegedly went down months before he announced his candidacy for governor of California.
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