Good morning, Netizens...
The tabloids and various other news media have pounced on Tiger Woods like a panther hungry for fresh meat. Using such words as scandal, sin and confession, they attempt in various ways to portray marriage as an arcane institution that we should move beyond. Television shows have increasingly, over the last few years, promoted our acceptance of infidelity and made it headline news. Smut becomes news; news becomes smut or so it seems.
Woods' adulterous affairs which have threatened his reputation if not his his opulent product endorsements, have rapidly become fodder for the laugh track on late-night television. Television networks appear to be denigrating the significance of loving relationships between husband and wife with unwashed humor, and be damned the consequences.
Mind you, I am not immediately opening that can of worms called what is marriage? Marriage, at least where I come from, is a monogamous relationship between a man and a woman. There are some who believe that the government should regulate or otherwise enter into the act of marriage, but I think not. They have enough trouble running the government. I probably will catch hell from Dr. John for saying so, but I also do not believe marriage is a relationship, monogamous or otherwise, between two men, two women or two aardvarks for that matter. Those are contracts; close but no cigar.
I understand that Elin Woods, Tiger's spouse, has hit paydirt in wake of the scandal. Various media outlets have reported that Tiger Woods and Elin Woods' prenuptial agreement has been amended in light of current "transgressions" becoming public. What's does Mrs. Tiger Woods stand to gain? Rumor has it that Elin Woods has been offered a financial package worth $80 million for sticking around with Tiger Woods. She also gets an immediate $5 million payout.
That doesn't sound like a marriage to me. That sounds like a heady financial arrangement with a marriage remotely attached.