why is it ok for a man to commit adultery than the woman?

the fall of man - a painting of michelangelo
Philippines
January 18, 2007 1:03am CST
i've been questioning that for how many years. Society tends to accept that man is polygamus so it's ok for them to have mistresses. But on the part of a woman being a mistress to a married man isn't accepted in the society. No, not at all. Why?
1 person likes this
11 responses
@Violette13 (1048)
• United States
18 Jan 07
I do not know anyone that thinks it is ok for the man to commit adultery. If my husband did i would divorce him so fast his head would spin, he could go live with the wench he cheated with. :P
2 people like this
• Philippines
18 Jan 07
hahaha, yeah your right. i'd probably be doing that as well.hehehe
1 person likes this
@misskatonic (3726)
• United States
18 Jan 07
It's a double standard left over from a more misogynistic era. Women were expected to be faithful to keep the lines of inheritance pure. Marriage began as a way to ensure a man was passing his lands and money on to his own offspring. So it was fine for a man to sleep around, but women needed to sleep with only their husband. Obviously we don't need that anymore, but the idea of women needing to be faithful while men don't have to be has held.
1 person likes this
@gangasa (220)
• India
22 Jan 07
well this is really not a good trend and i think law should be same for everybody to me it is women who had more physical desire but she had to hide it under society pressure which is absolutely unacceptable is not it?
@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
22 Jan 07
In my mind it is wrong whether it is man or wife doing this. Either way it is cheating it is morally wrong for both men and women. In all fairness men are wrong when they do this just as a woman is!
@ashjoe76 (1434)
• India
22 Jan 07
Because we still live in a male centred society. Men find all flimsy, filthy excuses and people believe them, sympathise with them. women are never given support by a man or woman.
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
man are man...they are not contented to one woman...by doing that they think that they are the one whose more powerful than us womans....
@MiLaw8 (75)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
This is because of the double standard we have in our society. So sad that it is okay for those men to commit adultery and women are not. However, in my own point of view its a BIG NO NO NO for men to commit adultery or any gender to be exact and specific...
@smbilalshah (1316)
• Pakistan
22 Jan 07
its never ok for anty one to commit adultery irrespective of their gender and age, to me its a sin and no matter how changed the times might be it will always remain a sin and immoral and unethical
• United States
22 Jan 07
IT'S NEVER OKAY TO COMMIT ADULTERY. Because of this saying, more and more men are thinking it's all okay. It's only all okay if you want to give up that wonderful person you have for a complete stranger. Where's the morals in people these days? Leaving someone you know for 5 years for someone you have barely been with! Womanize now while you're single, not when you've promised to make a commitment!
@cashnono (1135)
• Hong Kong
22 Jan 07
I dont agreed! At this point, I think the man shold be consider as guilty!
@wasim989 (2302)
• India
21 Jan 07
I don't know if their is any community or society out there in the world which allows men to commit adultery but I do know that adultery is a crime wether it is committed by men or women and the punishment should be the same for them too.