Topic: Eliot Spitzer

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Why Do We Forgive Politicians Like Eliot Spitzer But Condemn Sex Workers?

Honestly, I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes powerful men cheat. I’m not particularly shocked that sometimes they cheat with sex workers. I don’t think it’s great, but I’m not really outraged by it. I don’t view it is as the worst thing a human being can do, because that is… drop kicking puppies off cliffs, I guess? Sure.

But I do think it’s a bit outrageous that politicians – like Eliot Spitzer – get to resume their careers when sex workers don’t. More »