During a recent radio interview with The Breakfast Club at Power 105.1, rapper Gameshockingly suggested that cheating should be legalized as a part of a clause in marriage, with that exception being given only to the man. It went a little something like this:
“The truth is every man cheats: fat men, skinny men, basketball player, guy who can’t play, nerds, smart men. It doesn’t matter.” He adds, “A woman is better off assuming exactly what I said. You’ll be better off that way.”
Now, mind you, Game is currently engaged and ready to air the proceedings of his marriage to Tiffney Cambridge on his VH1 show Marrying the Game, so not only is it awkward timing, but also a little absurd. Would Game want his daughter’s husband cheating on her just because he could? Let’s break it down and see why this wouldn’t fly high in reality. — Carmen Shardae Jobson
1. Marriage Involves Sanctity
In simpler terms, sanctity is about holiness and loyalty, and clearly if you’re cheating, or as blogger Perez Hilton calls it “indulging,” you’re not in the least being a faithful lover to your partner.
Game claims that his proposed rule shouldn’t include women. According to him: “I would never understand. You know the balance. It [would be] over with. That’s how it goes.” With comments like this (and men co-signing it), another women’s movement may be well on the way.
It’s no secret: (a lot of) men cheat. It almost seems to be in their system, which may be why for that split second, you might have nodded your head in agreement to Game’s idea, but what about the good men out there that are not tramping around? How about a round of applause for them for a change?
4. It Endorses Down Low (DL) Behavior
Who needs another sleepless night of wondering if you’re significant other is out and about having a grand ol’ time at the club, coffee shop or worse–in the sack with someone else? All the more solidified by the fact that he’s now legally allowed to leave his wife ashtray. No thanks.
5. Sets Back Society
Are we that ruthless, conniving, or have simply given up on making it work that we need a law that takes the agony of infidelity off their shoulders? With a “let’s make cheating legal” law passable, the woman’s voice and position in relationship will certainly be decreased, not to mention the level of mutual respect will be stolen from both parties.