Quantcast
Connect with us

Why the Ashley Madison hack should be ignored

Published

on

When I was 19, I walked in on my first “love” sleeping with someone else. As he was mid-thrust in breaking up our relationship, I was blindsided and horrified by the whole experience. Looking back today I’m not quite sure how I calmly walked away and never looked back.

Although I laugh about it now, at the time I was sure I had gone through the most tragic thing imaginable. The only way it would have been worse is if it were blasted all over the internet by strangers. It would have been more traumatic if I had been married to him for years and he was one of the names leaked in the Ashley Madison hack.

ADVERTISEMENT

For me, and many other women I’ve spoken to, the worst part about getting cheated on is the humiliation that comes along with it. Even though infidelity is not a reflection of a person’s shortcomings, it’s nearly impossible not to internalize it and feel like your cheating partner strayed because he or she wasn’t satisfied with what you had to offer. So if these hackers think they’re helping people who have been wronged, they’re sadly mistaken. All they’ve done is cause chaos in other people’s lives without understanding the dynamics of their relationships.

I’ve thought a lot about cheating over the last year, and the Ashley Madison leak that everyone is buzzing about is the perfect example of what goes against my principles in relationships and privacy. Relationships are difficult, and an alarming number of people have a hard time adhering to the demands of monogamy, which is why infidelity is the top reason for divorce. But no one really knows or understands the inner workings of any given bond, and to say that an anonymous party is the arbiter of what’s right and wrong in all relationships is ridiculous.

None of us have the right to see the data stolen by the hackers, and none of us should care about the drama in other people’s lives. As a result, I refuse to report about any public figures exposed in the hack, regardless of how juicy the story may be. I’ve heard about the hypocrites who preach family values but signed on to Ashely Madison, and I know some want to hear my comments about who was caught in marital lies. None of it interests me, and none of it is our business. I’m tired of the morality police watching our sexual behavior and passing judgements.

The information was criminally stolen, which in my eyes is worse than a stranger’s marital indiscretions.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Ana Kasparian's #NoFilter

Devin Nunes: Pandemic is a ‘great time to just go out’ to restaurants because you can ‘get in easily’

Published

on

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) asserted on Sunday that the coronavirus pandemic is a perfect time to frequent gathering places like restaurants and pubs.

Nunes made the remarks during an appearance on the Fox News program Sunday Morning Futures with host Maria Bartiromo.

"What the American people need to understand is we need to stop panicking," Nunes advised. "There's no shortage of food in this country. People don't need to go to the store and fight over a bottle of water or toilet paper."

"We want you to buy food!" he continued. "There's a lot of concerns with the economy here because people are scared to go out. But I will just say, one of the things you can do if you're healthy, you and your family, it's a great time to just go out, go to a local restaurant."

Continue Reading

Ana Kasparian's #NoFilter

Trump declares coronavirus ‘National Day of Prayer’ — and suggests looking to God for ‘protection’

Published

on

The leader of the free world urged people to pray as he continues to receive harsh criticism for his response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

"It is my great honor to declare Sunday, March 15th as a National Day of Prayer," Trump tweeted.

"We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these," he argued.

"No matter where you may be, I encourage you to turn towards prayer in an act of faith. Together, we will easily PREVAIL!" he predicted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1238599373417787394

Continue Reading
 

Ana Kasparian's #NoFilter

Trump locks down all travel from Europe to the United States — except the UK

Published

on

President Donald Trump began his address to the nation by saying that the "foreign virus" is being handled by the "best" people.

"This is the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history," he said.

He announced that the country was saved by blocking Chinese travel into the United States. The only reason the virus spread more in the United States, he said, is because European travels.

However, Trump said that it would not apply to the United Kingdom, but didn't explain why.

Trump said that he would prevent "surprise billing" from insurance and that his people are helping create the anti-viral medication needed to save lives.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image