Over in the US, the now divorced Mrs Shackelford wants everyone to respect the sanctity of marriage.
Well, not really everyone, and not her ex-husband. She only wants skanky women to respect the sanctity of marriage. To prove her point, she sued her ex-husband's new partner for alienation of affection and intentionally or recklessly causing severe emotional distress. A two-day trial by jury resulted in $10M being awarded to Mrs Shackelford.
For anyone missing the point: she did not sue her ex-husband for alienation of affection and intentionally or recklessly causing severe emotional distress, despite the line of responsibility from point A to B resting with him. Mrs S sued the third party.
Apparently 62 year old Mr Shackelford was an innocent by-stander. As is usually the case. A pathetic man too childlike and malleable to resist a lollipop. Which, quite frankly, is no different to the Islamic cultural insistence that women must be covered head to toe because men are so barbaric and base as to be able resist the sight of a wrist, an ankle or a wisp of female hair. It's exactly the same spectrum of thinking, and the degrees of extremity aren't nearly as far apart as we, in the West, want to believe.
One way or another, we're all belittled - men and women - by this endless socio-political sideshow that treats all man as infants and reduces all women to nothing but cunning sexual temptresses.
Anyone thinking Mrs Shackelford deserves a pat on the back for her legal stunt is dead wrong.
Is an affair worth $10M?