So Who Betrayed Who?
Early this week, I received a troubling text from the wife, “Honey, if you are on Ashley Madison better fess up now.” I didn’t get it but I knew about the website. My first thought was that there was probably a pop up or a spam email from the site on my computer. “Do you want me to cancel my subscription?” I jokingly replied waiting for her to explain herself. She didn’t. I found out later that day that the site was hacked and that users’ names were being posted online. My wife was kidding of course, just so you know. I never did like the name ‘Ashley’.
Now while members of this site that encouraged married users to have affairs because ‘life is short’ are crying foul, I ask myself, could they really cry foul? Do they have that right to even open their mouths in protest? I thinketh not. They gambled and lost. Plain and simple. Maybe the hackers are a group of angry women who are tired of going to bed alone while their husbands stay up to have an affair because life is short. A discreet affair mind you. Or maybe a group of men and women as women are also taking advantage of this indiscretion.
The fact that 37 million users use this service speaks volumes. I love the irony. While they feel betrayed by a company that promised discretion but has not deliver, their partners share that very same feeling. So who has betrayed who?