It takes two to cheat. Why are men seen as more immoral of the two?
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Both women and men are demonized for cheating, some would argue that a woman who is unfaithful and gets pregnant and lies about it to the husband so as to keep him around and provide for her and the child is much worse than a cheating man. Before DNA tests you could not tell who the father of the child was but you could tell if who the father was by blood types sometimes. So a mistress was simply that a mistress any children she had were considered illegitimate and would not inherit the estate.
Funny how in certain cultures where there is no personal property, only communal property, promiscuous men or women are not looked down up, its not a social stigma, the only sin that a woman can have is not having enough children. Group marriages are still practiced today as is polygamy.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE