Or, maybe more accurately: Does anyone else have more sympathy and compassion for Tiger Woods after reading the freaky text messages?
Until recently, I had almost zero interest in the Tiger Woods sex scandal. Rich, famous, powerful man; maintained a squeaky-clean public image for years; turned out to be sneaking around on his wife with multiple mistresses and sex workers. Ho freaking hum. Wake me when something remotely unusual happens.
But then -- pretty much by accident, since I'd been ignoring this story to an almost aggressive degree -- I read about the text messages he sent to one of his sex partners, Joslyn James, which she saved and released to the media.
I want to treat you rough. Throw you around, spank and slap you
Slap your face. Treat you like a dirty little whore. Put my cock in your ass and then shove it down your throat
Hold you down while i choke you and Fuck that ass that i own
Then im going to tell you to shut the Fuck up while i slap your face and pull your hair for making noise
Where do you want to be bitten
I really do want to be rough with you. Slap you around
For years. And punish you for not seeing me more
I want you to beg for my cock. Kiss you all over to convince me to let you have it in your mouth
Next time i see you, you better beg and if you don't do it right i will slap, spank, bite and fuck you till mercy
I read these texts. And my whole perspective changed.
All of a sudden, my perspective on Tiger Woods was no longer, "Powerful man with a sense of sexual entitlement, who cheats on his wife with impunity and doesn't think sexual ethics apply to him."
All of a sudden, my perspective was, "Oh. He's kinky."
And that's a radically different perspective.
Thus begins my new piece on the Blowfish Blog, He's A Super Freak: Tiger Woods and Sexual Compassion. To find out more about how the kinkiness of these text messages are giving me a new, more compassionate perspective on the Tiger Woods sex scandal -- and about where that compassion ends -- read the rest of the piece. (And if you feel inspired to comment here, please consider cross-posting your comment to the Blowfish Blog -- they like comments there, too.) Enjoy!