12 Reasons We Blame ‘the Other Woman’ Instead of the Unfaithful Man

Recently I wrote about married country crooner Jason Aldean being caught kissing former American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr and all of the hate Brittany got online. People called her "slut" and "homewrecker" and compared her to LeAnn Rimes. Speaking of LeAnn Rimes, notice how much hate she got compared to the married guy she was cheating with, Eddie Cibrian? Also, look how much hate Kristen Stewart got compared to Rupert Sanders. He was the married one with kids, but it was Kristen who got the brunt of the haters. How about Brad and Angelina? Who got (and still gets) the hate on that one?

The sad thing is that most of this hate comes from other women. Why is that? Why do women go for the jugular on women they think are cheating on or with a man but they don't go for the men?!

Here are 12 reasons why women blame the other woman instead of the unfaithful man.


Because we think appealing to sisterhood will be more successful than appealing to a guy's morality.

Because the man is paying our bills or helping pay our bills and the other woman isn't.

Because other women are a threat to us and we're scared sh*tless of them. (see above)

Because we love him and don't know her or hate her.

Because we can be as misogynist as men. Even more so.

Because we think if she goes away, the problem goes away.

Because we'd rather think the woman has cast some kind of slutty spell over our man than that he's just a cheating ass.

Because we think the problem is her, not him.

Because it's safer to send out hate to a woman than a man -- the guy could kick our ass.

Because it's easier to hate her than to break up with him.

Because hating her is cheaper and easier than a divorce.

Because he tells us it's all the other woman's fault and we choose to believe him rather than face that he might be lying. Because a cheater doesn't lie, right?

Have you ever blamed the woman instead of the man when it comes to cheating? Why?


Image via Oparraziphotos/Flickr

Read More >