"Faced with the public humiliation of a cheating spouse, each woman stood to the side as her husband expressed remorse," Sanchez said. "They all knew the drill: At the end of his speech, the couple walks off the stage together, his hand gently touching her shoulder."
"It’s about time we start questioning this display," she added.
She notes that when a jilted woman appears “too pushy“ about her grief or anger, it tends to gain sympathy for the man, not herself, Sanchez said. "Don’t be caught throwing a fit about your husband’s transgressions," Sanchez added. "No, not in 2008!"
Here’s one to contemplate, Sanchez asked: What if the roles were reversed? Once the scandal was exposed, would the husband be a quiet creature of support? Or, Sanchez asked, would his rage be viewed as justified?
"Rather, would the male public reaction match the anger and hurt that no doubt is felt by any betrayed spouse but that, in the case of women, is left only to private venting?" Sanchez asked.