Why Don’t Women Politicians Get Caught In Sex Scandals?

A female author at the New York Beta Times asks why women politicians don’t get caught in humiliating sex scandals.

Naturally, the author offers the PC feminism-approved answer to explain the discrepancy in peccadillos.

But there may be something else at work: Research points to a substantial gender gap in the way women and men approach running for office. Women have different reasons for running, are more reluctant to do so and, because there are so few of them in politics, are acutely aware of the scrutiny they draw — all of which seems to lead to differences in the way they handle their jobs once elected.

“The shorthand of it is that women run for office to do something, and men run for office to be somebody,” said Debbie Walsh, director of the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University. “Women run because there is some public issue that they care about, some change they want to make, some issue that is a priority for them, and men tend to run for office because they see this as a career path.”

Riiiiight. That’s the ticket. The pleasingly martyr-like “women can’t afford to mess up” rationale. Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not the reason why female politicians don’t get caught in sex scandals. The answer is much less convoluted, and less politically palatable as well. Female politicians are OLD and unattractive; they don’t have salacious affairs because men aren’t interested, especially the powerful men whom these hypergamously-straitjacketed women lust after. For an old broad like Pelosi, or an ugly one like Hillary, to have a sexy fling would require a willing participant. Now maybe with a lot of elbow grease and an ego that can handle rejection, the typical congresswoman could scrounge up the rare man who would carry on with her over text, but the time and energy to find such a man would be exhausting for even a manic Type A personality.

In contrast, male politicians, including the old ugly ones, by virtue of their high status and power, have no trouble meeting women. Usually, the women reach out to them and make their jobs easy. Weiner seems to have had his share of young, female groupies.

Oh yeah, and one more bleedingly obvious answer for why there aren’t more female politicians caught in sex scandals:

Men are biologically programmed to spread the seed. Men dig variety. No matter how old they get. The limiting factor isn’t age, it’s options.

So the next time you swoon over some old guy who has stayed faithful to one woman for forty years, just remember…

he likely didn’t have the power of a politician to act on his urges.


  1. It is hard to listen to the barrage of news about Mr. Weiner. God damn. I hate hearing about other penises as it is, but this one takes the cake.


  2. This falls under the “painfully obvious” meme that women tie themselves into knots to avoid admitting.

    Because we all know that young men have the same attraction for older, powerful women that young women have for older, powerful men.

    And if you say anything else then you’re a male chauvinist pig. And you’re probably a racist homophobe child molester wife beater rapist, too, and you drive an SUV. And have no dick. And can’t handle rrreal women. Unless you’re a black man, in which case we’re sorry, we didn’t mean it. Or even if you’re Chinese. Okay, maybe if you’re a Chinese guy. But definitely not if you’re Muslim.

    Hoo-rah. Sisterhood and solidarity. Hoo-rah!


  3. Insulting quote by Debbie Walsh, but par for the course in our failed feminist media. Everything women do is selfless and noble, and everything men do is selfish and egotistical. Amazing the crap they get away with saying because men just shrug their shoulders and move on.

    Men do get into politics to “be somebody”, for one because they can’t rely on a vagina to them anywhere in life, are also held more accountable for their actions, and aren’t celebrated just for existing. So when they get into office, they gotta do shit too.


  4. You guys also forget that Women are far better at covering up cheating than men.

    So, I do suspect that some of these old politicians have boy toys or ambitious young men anxious to help them out in a jam. They are better at hiding it.

    Furthermore, men aren’t attention whores like women. So a guy who is banging one of these politicians would’nt ever spill the beans publicly either


  5. Or….the femmel politicians are teh ghey. And unlike Barney Frank or Mark Sanford, they aren’t popping boners, haplessly flirting with 19 old boys but sleeping with their long time (equally ugly) press secretary who travels with them anywhere.

    Not to get Heartiste targeted or anything but has anyone heard anything about Vera Baker recently?


  6. Male affairs are also much more newsworthy – I’m hard pressed to remember even the last time a female celebs affair was publicised let alone to the extent of Tiger Woods, Jesse James, Arnold Schwarznegger etc.


  7. Can anyone name an American female politician that he would like to bang? The only ones I can think of are straight-laced conservative women.


  8. It is remarkable that they are pushing the “Women are morally superior because women don’t have sex scandals” idea.

    Some manginas are actually buying into this garbage :



  9. @anonymous

    The only bangable senator is a Democrat:


  10. i think female politicians definitely have affairs. the difference is that they would have an affair with the one available man for them and keep them around for a while. male politicians would have an affair with any available woman, which is both more likely to leak than a single affair and also looks tawdry when exposed.


  11. Sarah Palin is definitely a bangable piece of ass and there are rumors about her having had an affair. Even Michelle Bachman at 55 is doable.


  12. I think the biggest factor is age. Woman know this, which is why they are so harsh on older men-younger women pairings. Also, it would do nothing for the reputation of a young man to be caught in an affair with an older, more powerful woman. I doubt any alpha would want to do it. He has options.

    That said, Ben Franklin recommended that a young man take an older women for a lover. But, his reasons had a lot to do with social than biological factors. He noted that the older women would be very grateful, unlike the young women. But today who cares after you dump them.

    Men are just not attracted to power in their partner. They want the power for themselves.

    That said, it is odd that women call men pigs. For every straying straight male there is at least one straying (or poaching) female. Look at Tiger. Musta been a ratio of 50:1 “bad” women per one “bad” man. Guess we know which gender has a more active pig population.

    Look. Why even take notice of this crap? Let the women complain. They will never stop findings things to complain about.


  13. I’ve never understood why people think Sarah Palin is hot.


  14. Rumor has it that Madeleine Albright is supporting a love child from one of the cadre of persistent suitors who desired her. Why it does not happen more often is a great mystery. The situational clock work of the Albright affair, with love making at every oasis in the parched deserts of unfulfilled desire, was as inevitable as the next hour being struck. We have a older experienced woman of high status, young sexy men with the charm of childlike innocence, and another example of a natural pattern from which we all descend, young men who know little of the world and a calloused womb.


  15. I wonder what percentage of these female politicians are either bi-sexual or homosexual—I would guess a much higher percentage than the men.It’s much harder to discover Lesbian Lovers than even Gay Lovers which in turn Heterosexual lovers are the easiest to catch because of suspicion levels and the wonderful media’s desire to catch heterosexual lovers the most, Lesbian Lovers the least with Gay lovers in between. This is true only if they are open about their sexual orientation and people believe them. It can be just as bad or worse for gay men if people and the media especially are suspicious and think the Gay men are hiding in the closet and not open about their gayness. Closeted Lesbians seem to be pursued less than closeted gay men. I also wnder how many of these women would resist if they had suitors throwing themselves at them more often—A lot fewer than these idiot feminist writers think. Hardly a mention is ever made about how difficult it is for a high status man to maintain his fidelity when the wimminz are lining up down the block and around the corner to sleep with him. A male politician is a high status man or Alpha with Roissy’s definition at least on paper if not in real actual life.


  16. I personally would never vote for a young, attractive woman. They already have enough power in society.


  17. Peckerwood,

    good point. Its a pretty well known non- secret that Hilary Clinton and Huma Abedin – her “aide” are lesbian lovers.

    But also, women are better are hiding infidelity. So they probably do have affairs with young staffer here and there. If a young guy on the make sexes an older woman who could help his career – neither has any reason to spill the beans …ever.

    men aren’t attention whores. Furthermore, the guy would keep it discreet because he would garner no points from society for sexing the old woman.


  18. LARA,

    You are a complete sexist.

    Women are their own worst enemy.


  19. @ Gramps:

    I can think of a few possible scenarios where a younger man’s reputation could be boosted by having an affair with an older, more powerful woman. The scandals where a hot female teacher has seduced one of her teenage male students usually get other men cheering for the guy. And if a guy was caught having an affair with Sarah Palin, for example, I’d think his reputation would be boosted. The only reputation killer is whether or not the woman is ugly.


  20. Also, while I completely agree with the original post, female politicians probably have less affairs for the opposite reason, too. It’s just harder for them to find guys that are attractive. Women want guys with a higher social status than them. But to a powerful woman who already ranks high on the social ladder, how many guys could she actually find that are more powerful than her?

    Think what you will of Hillary Clinton, but she’s at least smart enough not to divorce Bill even though he’s notorious for his sex scandals. Probably because even if she had men lining up for her, she knows she’ll never find another alpha male with a higher social status than her.


  21. The current Australian Prime Minister is Julia Gillard (aged 49)


    According to Wikipedia: Gillard’s partner since 2006 is Tim Mathieson.
    She has never married and has no children.
    Mathieson is a divorcee with three adult children.

    If anyone claimed to have had an affair with her, I think the country would collectively ROFL.


  22. True these women are ugly and old. And more, they are frustrated and evil. They try to substitute the male attention with power.

    The sole energy moving those carcasses is the hate against male sex.

    But I think there would be a good quota of young boys willing to close eyes and bang them in exchange of power or money.

    Anyway they are protected by the communist media. For example when that BMW bitch got a gigolo and got blackmailed, the police immediately arrested them. This would never happen against a female blackmailer.


  23. The report alleged that Iris Robinson — then age 59 and, like her husband, a well-known politician in Northern Ireland — had obtained $80,000 from two property developers for a 19-year-old man, Kirk McCambley, with whom she had been having an affair. According to the report, the teenager allegedly used most of the money to set up the café but saved $8,000 to give back to his lover, the appropriately named Mrs. Robinson.

    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1952511,00.html#ixzz1PPxVJkTk

    [Editor: Exception, meet rule.
    Also, have you noticed how gigolos have to be paid off, while female groupies swoon of their own accord?]


  24. Um, women politicians DO have scandals. Sarah Palin and Nikki Haley, two relatively attractive Republicans, are rumored to have had affairs.

    [Editor: Well, this just proves my point that it’s the attractive ones, power notwithstanding to the contrary, who are most likely to be tempted into an affair.]


  25. I wouldn’t say Palin is “hot”. She’s good-looking that’s for sure, but to me “hot” is reserved for the 19yr old stripper with a sweet set of natural C’s and wears a small in panties. Palin is good looking because she works out, has long dark hair, and a nice set of chi-chi’s. Plus, she drives the commies into fits and that adds to her appeal, for me.


  26. I think debbie wasserman-schultz is hot and I cant figure out why. Something is wrong with me…


  27. on June 16, 2011 at 9:26 am Polichinello

    The female equivalent to male political sex scandals are celebrity sex tapes and sextings. Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Vanessa Hudgens, etc, etc. They’re at the same SMV as powerful male politicians.


  28. on June 16, 2011 at 9:27 am Polichinello

    Also, when she was younger and back in Arkansas, Hillary was having her own affair with Vince Foster, as a few AK troopers attested.


  29. on June 16, 2011 at 10:45 am John Norman Howard

    You guys are missing the point… women just aren’t as interested in no strings attached sex as men are… protestations to the contrary… if they were (as quoted on Taki), “the streets would be littered with shoeless orphans.”

    [Editor: Fixed that for ya.]


  30. Men don’t find power attractive. Women do. This is why women think rape is all about power.


  31. Exactly, powerful women are usually old and ugly. No man wants to have an affair with them and they aren’t exactly hunted down by groupies.


  32. Ha, I saw this article and almost sent it to you, but it was such a softball I figured it was a waste of time.

    Best line from the article: “It would be easy to file this under the category of “men behaving badly,” to dismiss it as a testosterone-induced, hard-wired connection between sex and power (powerful men attract women, powerful women repel men).”

    Ever heard of Occam’s Razor, NYT?


  33. I also suspect the media protect female politicians.

    Consider how often we hear about female Hollywood stars cheating on their husbands versus the other way around, unless the star wife was tit for tatting him. We just don’t. Yet adjusted for lying on surveys and being better at hiding it from husbands that don’t want to believe tit, wives cheat on their husbands as much as the other way around.


  34. The Palin having an affair rumors are projection. Some people have too much imagination and hate for that woman.


  35. What makes me mad is that my tax dollars pay for a congressional gym, and I have to look at that bog creature named Senator Babs Mikulski roam the earth. She’s making decisions about health care, and she can’t even take care of herself. What’s her deal, btw? I thought maybe she was gay, but this excellent post suggests that she’s simply out of options.


  36. Doug,

    You are right on. The media protects female politicians more.

    You must remember – 99% of all men are incorrigible BETAS. And, the media is mostly MEN. The notion that a dowdy middle aged woman (who likely reminds them of their wives) would be boffing some young alpha or otherwise cock on the side terrorizes these beta men are probably not even getting sex at home.

    They all subscribe to Disney fantasy that women don’t cheat, that good girls are good, etc..

    By protecting females they protect their own fragile egos and perpetutate the stereotype that only men are sexual creatures.

    There is no doubt in my mind that men female politicians have boy toys on the side.


  37. hartiste

    Why Don’t Women Politicians Get Caught In Sex Scandals?

    Cuz they’re old fuglies..

    What man would fuck Nancy Pelosi.


  38. Oh, looks like internet consensus is that Barbara Mikulski is gay.


  39. “I think debbie wasserman-schultz is hot and I cant figure out why. ”

    because you like big butts and you cannot lie.


  40. Women don’t, and never will have the ego to handle rejection. It’s not in their crazy programming. It is because of this, that alphas can make easy pickings of them. This is also why alphas would not touch a female woman in power. Not because they can’t, but because the woman is below their standards and ability.

    Sadly, I am a beta and would love to sleep with a decent looking congresswoman. For a beta, nothing could be better than shooting a load all over the face of “power”.

    Your blog is becoming my new dogma. I’m starting from the back, reading the entries and putting your methodology to work and with some definite success after only doing this for a week. Thank you for putting this information out there!


  41. The exceptions do prove the rule. Nikki Haley had opportunity because she was hot.

    But most female politicians are not attractive. They don’t get caught in sex scandals because they don’t have the opportunity to have scandalous sex. Powerful men have hot young women throwing themselves at their feet. Powerful women do not have hot young men doing the same. Most female politicians couldn’t have a sexual affair even if they wanted to.


  42. He did nothing wrong.


  43. on June 17, 2011 at 9:41 am Jack B. Nimble

    I disagree with you on Nancy Pelosi. A real catch for her would be Richard Trumka. Surely, he is within her reach – even now? LOL


  44. on June 17, 2011 at 9:46 am Jack B. Nimble

    Obama said of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz: –

    (CNSNews.com) — President Barack Obama said yesterday that you would want Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D.-Fla.) “on your side” because “she’s got a cute smile,” and you would want her “in your foxhole” because “not only is she charming” but she has a “dazzling smile,” and is “tough as nails.”. . .

    “To Debbie Wasserman Schultz, thank you for letting me in your district,” the president said at a fundraiser held at a private home. “If you’re in the foxhole, you want Debbie alongside you, because not only is she charming and has that dazzling smile, but she’s tough as nails. And that’s what’s needed during challenging times.”

    So PR – you are right – it is the big butt.


  45. on June 17, 2011 at 11:02 am Polichinello

    If you saw the guy claiming he had an affair with Haley, you’d laugh it off. He’s schlumpier looking than the fool Edwards was using as to play the role of Riele’s baby-daddy. If Haley had an affair it wouldn’t be with that drone.


  46. @Polichinello
    “If you saw the guy claiming he had an affair with Haley, you’d laugh it off. He’s schlumpier looking than the fool Edwards was using as to play the role of Riele’s baby-daddy. If Haley had an affair it wouldn’t be with that drone.”

    Stop pedestalizing Nikki Haley, republi-drone. Like The Who said, she’s just a girl.


  47. on June 17, 2011 at 12:19 pm Polichinello

    Look at Will Folks, read his whiney letters and ask yourself if that’s the dude she’d sleep around with.

    I don’t deny that she could have slept around, but not with THAT guy.


  48. Recall the politically appointed lesbian fire chief of Minneapolis. She was demoted (where a man would’ve been fired and prosecuted) because she made the girls give it up before they could move ahead and etc.


  49. Re the Iris Robinson affair. She was a member of parliament who improperly obtained money using her influence to give to her young male lover – and I bet you never heard of her. Yet I’ve heard of that Wiener guy every day now for a week, and I live on the other side of the world from the U.S.

    Spot that?

    Why tell the truth about a woman politician’s affairs if the press won’t run with it? For that matter, ever heard of high-profile media campaigns against female pedos, incompetent female doctors, thieving women CEOs, female family abusers, etc? Me neither. Doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of copy – just no-one game enough to print it.


  50. A prostitute was allegedly paid to seduce and blackmail Jan Schakowsky.



  51. on June 21, 2011 at 5:24 pm Thayer Martin

    Women do get caught in sex scandals. The difference is that while it’s male politicians who get caught, it’s female teachers who get caught. See this exhaustive list. It is very interesting that, of the subset whose pictures are provided, there are a lot of better-than-average-looking women.