How modern morals actually work

Of course, if he were under the impression they were in a monogamous relationship, and his ex hid her line of work from him, Whittingdale might have felt a justifiable sense of betrayal. But the fact that Whittingdale was so quick to drop her when the tabloid press revealed her identity to him, and is now so keen to stress that immediacy in his defence, doesn’t come across as the reaction of a hurt yet honourable man.

You’re a cad for dropping a girlfriend who is a whore.

Umm, well, umm…….

14 thoughts on “How modern morals actually work”

  1. So Much For Subtlety

    Well I am not sure he should have dropped her so fast just because she was a prostitute. Because she lied to him? Sure.

    But how much of the past is someone entitled to know? What is a deal breaker? I am mildly sympathetic to the French Arab who sued for divorce on the grounds that his wife was not a virgin. Mislabeled goods and all that. Not because it is all that important, but because it was clearly important to him and so lying about it was a betrayal.

    However in this case I don’t give a sh!t. No one shames women for their past. We are specifically forbidden to. Slut shaming is virtually a crime. So I am not going to join with any woman or gutless male in shaming a man. No matter what his transgressions are. Well, short of rape perhaps. We should respect his right to choose. His body, his right to put it in or not wherever he wants.

  2. He dropped her to try and avoid adverse media effects on his worthless career of ripping off and lording it over the rest of us.

    That he is in politics at all marks him as a sack of shit never mind a “cad”.

    Of the two he is the bigger whore by far. She at least fairly exchanges pleasure for cash. He swaps evil and worthless promises for his daily bread.

  3. The Meissen Bison

    Does the author go on to say what the reaction of a hurt but honourable man might be? I didn’t risk following the link.

  4. Compare and contrast the Grauniad’s attitude towards undercover policemen who sleep with women. Apparently, THAT deception about one’s professional calling is wholly immoral.

  5. So Much For Subtlety

    David Boycott – “Compare and contrast the Grauniad’s attitude towards undercover policemen who sleep with women. Apparently, THAT deception about one’s professional calling is wholly immoral.”

    Who wants to bet half the crypto-lesbian writers at CiF have written an “I dumped my boyfriend when he came out as a Tory” article?

  6. Bloke no Longer in Austria

    Reminds me of the old joke.

    A couple are about to get engaged. But the woman has a guilty secret:

    “Darling there’s something I have to tell you. I used to be a hooker.”
    “I never imagined…”
    “Do you mind ?”
    “Actually I find it all a bit exciting, tell me more.”
    “Well, my name was Nigel and I used to play for Harlequins…”

  7. I actually thought her last comment was spot on:

    But perhaps if Whittingdale had simply had the balls to say: “I dated a sex worker – so what?”, this story of by what, and by whom, they had been squeezed wouldn’t be a story at all.

    BnLiA 🙂

  8. This story was pushed by the BBC simply because Wittingdale is an outie and the Beeb is innie. (so much for balance)

  9. To be fair I thought the same thing when I first saw the initial story. It just seems more likely that a politician will make a move they think will further their career than to care about a lie. The reason I didn’t is because there is the chance Whittingdale is an outlier.

    Whittingdale may or may not be a cad. Does it really matter when the stink from his chosen profession is so bad?

  10. So Much For Subtlety

    BobRocket – “This story was pushed by the BBC simply because Wittingdale is an outie and the Beeb is innie. (so much for balance)”

    I was going to defend the Beeb and say that is not fair. They are perfectly happy to destroy the life of some unknown slapper in an effort to destroy the life of a Tory just because it is a quiet news day.

    But then I realised that is not much of a defence.

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