04 Jun '11, 3am

Women sidelined in sex scandals - AsiaOne

Women sidelined in sex scandals - AsiaOne

INDONESIA - Whenever sex scandals involving male politicians make the news, people tend to focus on the big figures or the impact of these affairs on the country's political system. Rarely do we hear the public talk about the victims: women. Sociologist Ida Ruwaida explains this tendency to focus on the big wigs comes from people's fascination with the big and grand. "People, or in this case media, are more interested in political figures, including integrity and moral issues that are more catchy for media consumption," she said. Political expert Nur Iman Subono, however, has a different theory to explain why the women do not get much media coverage in high-profile sex scandals. "Sex is also about power and there are power imbalances between politicians and the victims in this type of sexual affairs," he said. This unbalance of power, Nur says, makes women hesitate about g...

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