The men always walk away scarless, no scarlet letters, no nighttime guilt. Our society puts all the weight, all the responsibility, all the guilt on the women. Even his wife was probably blamed for not holding on to her man, for not doing all she could to keep a lying, faithless SOB, as though he were a prize to hold tightly instead of a piece of waste to be flushed down the sewer.

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