Can you name one woman politician caught in a sex scandal like Edwards or Weiner

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (4 posts)
  1. The Frog Prince profile image77
    The Frog Princeposted 7 years ago

    Can you name one woman politician caught in a sex scandal like Edwards or Weiner?

    If so, who, and how was it explained away?

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/5189479_f260.jpg

  2. Hound Cat profile image60
    Hound Catposted 7 years ago

    That is an interesting question. I have never heard of a female politician "caught" in a sex scandal.  They are just more careful I suppose.

  3. Bretsuki profile image77
    Bretsukiposted 7 years ago

    Hello, well since the question was not qualified in requesting women politicians involved in sex scandals to the US alone. I can name one.

    Edwina Curry. Edwina Curry was a junior minister in the Thatcher Administration in Britain in the early 1980's, she was sacked after declaring eggs unsafe due to Salmonella.

    She languished on the government back benches until John Major became Prime Minister in 1990. Soon after Edwina was promoted to a ministerial post. Only to resign after a couple of years on the release of the story that she had been having a long time affair with John Major.

    Both were married to other partners throughout the affair. In Britain the affair was a shocker, but her political career was smashed to pieces, John Major however seemed to gain some kudos as he had been presented by the media as a grey man, no personality, no policies, no drive, hardly a blip on the radar screen of history, now HE had an affair! What a dog!

  4. J D Murrah profile image62
    J D Murrahposted 7 years ago

    You ask a fascinating question. One of the last bastions of double standards is that of sex scandal reporting. When it comes to prominent female politicians, their sexual activities are often downplayed by the media, while male sex scandals are reported. Although society may talk of equality, when it comes to reporting, they continue having a double standard, expecting one level of behavior from male politicians and another for women. In the case of women politicians, the press intentionally kept Congresswoman Barbara Jordan's lover out of the spotlight as they did with the lovers of Eleanor Roosevelt. Instead of holding them to the same standards as the men, the media changed the standards. I suspect that you never hear of the scandals because the press never reports their sexual activities as 'scandals'. Because the press wants to protect certain politicians, they have created this double standard regarding sexual improprieties.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)