So, I had this theory that it's going to be a while before we see a good Female Politician/Intern
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scandal involving sex. It's not that I don't think female politicians are any more moral than male politicians, it's just that it seems obvious that political scandals tend to revolve around politicians abusing their power to get something they feel they're entitled to, but otherwise can't get.
I'm sure that there are female politicians right now who want to have sex with hot young people they can't get, but I don't think women in our culture are taught to feel the same level of entitlement to sex as men are, at least not yet. So, we don't see sex scandals from women politicians, yet (though there's every reason to think that we will in the future).
Anyway, my great theory was that male politician/intern scandals revolve around sex, but that, if we were to look into the intern program, we would see women misusing interns for something they feel entitled to, but otherwise can't get.
My prediction was going to be that female politicians would use interns to run errands unrelated to their work at the Capitol, like getting their cars washed or picking up their dry cleaning or cleaning their apartments, basically using interns as personal assistants, not interns, while male politicians use the program as a "dating" pool.
But, of course, Paul Stanley has ruined it for me. As Cara Kumari
One of the things that came out during the interview is that [Morrison] was
often asked to pick up Senator Stanley's dry cleaning, take his car to
get washed or clean his apartment. Outside of the obvious fact that
sleeping with an intern is certainly crossing a boundary of appropriate
lawmaker-intern relations, these other tasks didn't seem to fit into
the educational aspects the internship was designed to provide.
So, my theory is shot. I don't know why male politician sex scandals seem all too common, but we've yet to see a really juicy female politician sex scandal.