Jesse James and Tiger Woods have become known for their dalliances with porn stars and fetish models — or, as AskMen puts it, "trashy girls." Would their cheating have been somehow more acceptable if they were banging librarians?
James stands accused of cheating on Sandra Bullock not only with tattoo model (and possible neo-Nazi) Michelle McGee, but also with stripper Melissa Smith, fetish model/photographer Brigitte Daguerre, and another model who has apparently retained the services of Gloria Allred. Us Weekly claims he used to post ads for biker models, and that his "type" was "hot, tattooed biker chicks with big boobs" — which, based on images of his alleged mistresses, appears to be true. Tiger Woods, meanwhile, has been linked to porn star Joslyn James, lingerie model Jamie Jungers, Playboy model Loredana Jolie, and ex-porn star Holly Sampson, among others. These women have a few things in common — their careers, their willingness to sleep with married men — and surely many differences, but AskMen's Kevin Conklin boils all this down to one question: "Why do men seem to hook up with the trashy girls?"
His answer: "they will do anything." Conklin explains,
Most "trashy" girls are as edgy as they look. In Michelle McGee's case, she has tattoos all over her body — even on her face. This is good for two reasons. Either she doesn't care what people think about her or she is one that strives for acceptance. If she doesn't care, then she's free for anything as long as it satisfies her needs. Opposite to that, if the tattoos are a way of fitting in, then she will look for acceptance from men (you) too. What's the one thing that satisfies every man on earth? Dumb question.
Of course, it's silly to expect nuance from AskMen, but it's worth pointing out that facial tattoos don't necessarily mean anything about a woman's sexual mores. And while it certainly matters, at least to Sandra Bullock, that her husband cheated, should it really matter what "type" of woman he did it with? Apparently this mattered to Elin Nordegren — a source apparently told RadarOnline, "she was told Tiger slept with a porn star and she said it made her want to throw up." Nordegren is pretty much entitled to her nausea over any part of her husband's infidelities, but were James and Sampson really "two of Tiger Woods' most scandalous alleged mistresses," as the Huffington Post wrote? Would it have been less scandalous if he'd had sex with kindergarten teachers, or soccer moms (it's worth noting that several of Woods's mistresses, including James, are moms)? HuffPo has this part right:
[B]y far the most shocking claim from James is the allegation that Woods impregnated her twice, resulting from regular unprotected sex — a charge leveled by other mistresses as well.
Fucking a porn star doesn't necessarily make infidelity worse, but fucking without a condom certainly does. There's been a lot of focus on the women involved with both James and Woods — Rachel Uchitel's mob ties, Melissa Smith's personal ads, Michelle McGee's fetish performances. But ultimately, it doesn't much matter what these women do or who they are — the truly "trashy" ones are the men who cheated on their wives.
The Allure Of The Trashy Girl [AskMen.com]
Exclusive: Jesse James Took Off His Wedding Ring To Seduce Alleged Mistress #3 [RadarOnline]
Exclusive: Jesse James Texted Mistress Number 2 Wednesday! Read What He Said [RadarOnline]
The Red State Sex Fetish [Daily Beast]
Tiger Woods' Wife Blasts Porn Star Mistresses [Huffington Post]
Melissa Smith, Jesse James Mistress, Seeks Sugardaddy Aged 30-90 [Huffington Post]
More Jesse James Alleged Mistresses?! We're Running Out Of Fingers [E! Online]