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"Don't Push Tiger Woods Off On Us"

March 9, 2010, 12:19 AM

"We all cheat," says C.U.N.Y. Graduate Center professor of sociology Juan Battle. "The difference is, we don't get caught and we don't do stupid things like leave ridiculous messages on the voicemail of a cocktail waitress out of Vegas." In his Big Think interview, Battle discusses the enduring double standard when it comes to male and female infidelity.

Battle also delves into the phenomenon that is Hillary Clinton. Why is it that women seem to either love her or hate her? Battle believes it all stems from an insecurity: Hillary didn't leave a man who cheated on her. "How dare she be so strong as to not do something I am too weak to do?" Battle also discusses fear of black sexuality and its origins, as well as the sexual legacies of icons such as Big Mama Thorton and Bessie Smith.


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