Scandalous: Why Women Fall for Powerful Men

We only need to look a couple of decades back, to none other than "Salt-N-Pepa's" song, "Whatta Man" to find out the characteristics in a man that women like. However, Kerry Washington, the star of the sizzling hot new drama, "Scandal", is raising the bar and saying not just Whatta Man, but what a Powerful Man.

Recently, Ms. Washington was asked why women fall for powerful men during a Ustream chat with the cast, she said, "Why fall for a weak man?" Washington plays Olivia Pope, a crisis manager and consultant who’s having a steamy affair with the most powerful man in the Free World, the President of the United States.

The saying goes that “art imitates life,” and these fictitious characters copy countless love stories and scandals between women and prestigious men. The list is endless: Jay-Z and Beyonce Knowles-Carter (though powerful in her own right), Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky and even Herman Cain and Ginger White.

Washington may be right. Women don’t want “scrubs,” but are the perks like money and access the only draw to these men? A group of women weigh in to dispel the myths and discuss why falling for the crème of the crop may not be as simple as we think.

Read more at Ebony


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