Saturday, February 20, 2010

the tiger woods sleaze is contagious, apparently.

maybe i have no sense of humour, this is entirely possible, but i just don't find this funny or novel at all.

a company is selling a set of golf balls and emblazoned on each ball is the face of a woman tiger woods cheated on his wife with.

called "tail of the tiger" golf balls, the set includes the names and short bios of each woman involved in the scandal.

one of the women has come forward to complain that the balls are offensive. she stated:

"as a victim of violence myself, it bothered me to think that someone would be standing with a dangerous club in their hands and hitting a ball with my face on it."

seems logical, yes? well on the huffington post the headline was "tiger woods golf balls upset porn star star joslyn james" and they described her as having a criminal record and being wanted in the state of washington.

so if you're in porn and have a criminal record then you shouldn't have a problem this kind of product? i understand the huffington post needs to sensationalize everything to get readers but honestly, that is the same as saying that sex workers/strippers/"porn stars" can't get raped or be victims of violence.

this woman has every right to be angry about these golf balls. in fact, we should all be angry about these golf balls. had the women that tiger woods cheated on his wife with been other athletes, legitimate film actresses, "good" women, this product wouldn't exist. if he had an affair with one of the athletes on the olympic team i can bet you that her lawyer would be successful in having these golf balls removed from the market.

it's disgusting. we live in a society where tonnes of women are abused and violated every single day. maybe it's a joke to some people, but maybe those people have never been on the receiving end of a golf club. i can guarantee you that any woman who has will not find these golf balls funny in the slightest.

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