"I would posit that the reason that male politicians continue to behave like sexual deviants is because they know we’ll forgive and forget. If sexting young women were truly a political death sentence, I think even the lustiest of politicians would keep themselves in line. With the exception of mentally ill nymphomaniacs, people are able to control their loins if they understand that the consequences will be life-wrecking.
Our country, however, has adopted a “boys will be boys” attitude towards extramarital sex, sexual misbehavior, and even sexual harassment. It is part of the bargaining stage of grief, and it’s a direct by-product of the patriarchy. It actually derives from rape culture, where women are told to avoid dressing or behaving certain ways to avoid being raped. The implication is that men can’t be responsible for their sexual behavior; their baser instincts overpower the side of their brain that tells them that rape is morally and legally wrong. It’s horrible, idiotic logic that says that men are too animalistic to actually be responsible for what they do.”