Sasha Grey Takes On Political Sex Scandal Commentary

Sasha Grey Speaks Out About S.C. Gov. Sanford for Newsweek

Sasha Grey is quite the Renaissance woman these days!  Aside from being an award-winning porn performer and crossover mainstream star who crossed right into a Steven Soderbergh flick, this 21-year-old lady is also a Newsweek contributor.  Yep, you read that right.  Seriously smart beyond her years, Grey was tapped to provide commentary on  Newsweek’s “20/10: The Decade in Rewind,” a project they are collaborating on with  Fitting to her life in the sex world, Grey analyzes the political sex  scandal involving South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford.

Instead of making a 21st-century apology, South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford decided to take it “old school,” comparing his extramarital affairs to that of King David. Why not just say you find Pinocchio’s story interesting? Or, let’s see—Bill Clinton, Eliot Spitzer, John Edwards, John Ensign would have also worked! That would have been a surprising admission in an age where extramarital affairs no longer seem to grab our attention. Americans act so shocked when they hear about politicians, celebrities, and athletes having affairs, but I have to believe that many women who are married to men with power are aware of affairs, and accept it. Don’t ask, don’t tell; as long as they receive something in exchange from their husband—whether that exchange be children, money, material items, or sex. We create our own morals. It’s once the affair goes public that morals change. The wife feels shame and humiliation because of public awareness, yet felt no desire to speak out prior. She allowed this affair to go on, or allowed herself to stay in the relationship. She probably was more ashamed that her husband was such a moron, and thought he could get away with flying to Argentina on a commercial flight and claim he was hiking the Appalachian Trail. We live in one of the most liberated countries in the world, yet we are still conflicted with Bible Belt-infused guilt. Consensual sexual preferences shouldn’t govern our politics, media, or way of life. Ideally, we should all openly have something extra on the side. (Newsweek)

Man, oh man, smart girls are hot!

Check out the rest of “20/10: The Decade in Rewind” as well!

-J.D. Bauchery

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