There’s a lot of interesting information on L’affair Tiger in this article in today’s New York Post. The other articles linked at this page are also worth looking at.
A. Zarkov writes:
The tabloid press reports that Woods will sign a post-nuptial contract to keep his marriage intact. He already has a pre-nuptial. I cannot speak to Florida family law, but in California such contracts, pre or post, can be difficult to enforce. A court could decide the contract is unenforceable because it was signed under duress. For example, if the marriage-to-be is conditioned on signing a pre-nuptial, some judges regard that as duress, and won’t enforce it. It seems to me that Woods is under a lot of duress in this matter, and he could use that to attack enforcement in the future. Of course as a practical matter, courts generally will enforce a contract if it benefits wife, and refuse to enforce it if the contract benefits husband.December 5
Ben W. writes:
I have a question that nobody is asking anywhere and I’m wondering why. Every female that is being associated with Tiger Woods is white. Not one black woman around. WHY? Isn’t this an anomaly? The eye of the tiger, right …David B. writes:
Yes, you’re right. Woods’ wife is bland. She is just a trophy on the shelf and has no self-respect if she stays with him. I don’t think the other women Tiger plays with are great prizes.Paul K. writes:
Do you wonder, as I do, why someone like Tiger bothers to get married? Is it to have a fake veneer of bourgeois respectability? Or is it what they call compartmentalization, in that between dalliances with the mistresses he sincerely enjoys the simple pleasure of home and hearth? And what a class act Elin Nordegren must be, demanding top dollar to extend this farce.LA replies:
It’s not a mystery. People want different things. He wanted to be married. But when he’s on the tour, a demi god surrounded by worshipful people including beautiful women throwing themselves at him, and he’s playing a tournament, at the top of his game, and he’s on top of the world, does he just go back to his hotel room at night alone? Infidelity would have to be seen as the default behavior for a person in that situation, and resistance to infidelity as heroic. I think the coverage and condemnation of Woods have simply not considered the staggering temptations to which a man in his situation is exposed. It’s so crazy, we have this ultra sexual liberated society, but then suddenly if a star commits adultery, the society begins condemning him. That doesn’t make the adultery right. But if want men to be faithful to their wives, then we need to foster a culture in which sexual restraint rather than sexual freedom is made the standard.
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