I can’t help but laugh at Arnold Schwarzenegger’s recent divorce from his wife. It was announced this week that the meathead ex-governor of California is going through a divorce with his wife after he confessed to fathering a child with one of the maids who clean their house. The somewhat funny part is the fact that this happened 14 years ago. Apparently the child even visited the house on occasion, and the maid was pregnant the same time his wife was pregnant. It must have been quite a sight for him to be sitting home watching television with his pregnant wife while his pregnant maid cleaned the house. The maid was also married at the time, so I wonder if her husband actually thought the child was his at some point. This is not the first time Arnold has been in hot water when it comes to infidelity and womanizing. He has also been accused of groping female members of his staff while he was in office.
I do not find it to be such a big deal that he is a habitual groper/womanizer. There are countless statistics on the percentage of men and women that commit adultery in some shape or form. I personally think that it is naive of us to think that we are monogamous creatures. It is natural for humans to have multiple sex partners through out their lives, and unnatural to only have one. The difference is the marriage aspect. When you make a vow to be with one person for the rest of your life, you should be honorable enough to uphold that vow. If you cannot then you should not get married. Schwarzenegger is certainly not the first politician to go through something like this, and certainly will not be the last. What I do not understand is how these men rely on their reputation to build their career and still try to hide their dirty little secrets. As a politician you are expected to have morals, yet so many of them throw away everything they have worked for because they cannot remain faithful. I know that the number of men who are unfaithful in relationships is greater than the number of women who are unfaithful, but I feel like women get off easy in that aspect. There are plenty of women who go out and cheat on their spouse while their spouse is remaining faithful. Marriage is pointless if both people have to struggle to fight the urge to commit adultery. Oscar Wilde said it best, “They spoil every romance by trying to make it last forever.”