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Dec032009

I am NOT Tiger Wood's Mistress : Where Is My Press Conference Confession non- Confession

Since Tiger Woods isn't holding a press conference, I am! I would like to issue the following statement:
I just wanted to be clear so there is no misunderstanding, I am NOT one of Tiger Wood's mistresses. Even if I was one of Tiger Wood's ( aka Cheetah!) mistresses I wouldn't say anything after mistress number 2,3,4,5 and 6 came out of the woodwork. That's not a club I would want to belong to nor is it fame I would want to claim. Alas, I don't have any tattoos that say "Tiger WUZ Here!" Let the record show that I did not have relations with our most famous Cablinasian American! Tiger who?

Its amazing that we've gotten to a point where women are proud to have the world know that they were one of many women who slept with a particular man. I mean seriously, who plays voice mails from anyone to coworkers? Do any of y'all do that?As if contact with a famous penile region suddenly makes us worthy. Who knew that being Tiger's mistress was something to aspire to. I mean and its not like they are even "mistresses" in the traditional sense. I mean isn't a mistress supposed to have her own separate household which the man maintains? isn't she supposed to enjoy certain mistress benefits? Or is all it takes now to maintain a mistress a famous name and a couple of Louis Vitton purses? I don't know, I'm not an expert on mistresses, but shouldn't you be getting more out of the relationship? I mean, can't you form a mistresses union so you can receive better benefits than 15 minutes of fame and a topless spread in Playboy? Can you get some health care. A college fund. Debt forgiveness? Credit Counseling? I mean Steve McNair's poor mistress was up t0 her eyeballs in debt!

I'm trying to muster up some type of reaction to this whole Tiger mess, but Tiger is just irrelevant to my daily living.

I don't drink Gatorade. I own two pairs of Nike's and I got those on sale at Academy for 39.95 not because Tiger is their spokesperson. I have not now nor will I ever drive a Buick. I don't watch golf, play golf, or like people who do. I am not more invested in Tiger Woods than I am in Fuzzy Zeller ( is he still living). Tiger Woods has NOTHING to do with me in particular. I don't care if he wins. I don't care if he loses.

Tiger didn't use tax payer dollars to pay his mistress a salary. He didn't use taxpayer issued pagers to engage in sexting with his mistress. He didn't ruin the careers of two law enforcement officials, to cover up his affair. He didn't perjure himself... that we know of, to cover up his affair. He didn't cost tax payers a multimillion dollar jury verdict as a result of his affair. But most importantly Tiger didn't force me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

Tiger wasn't at one point the chief law enforcement officer in the state. He didn't run around calling himself the "Sheriff of the Back Nine. " He didn't build a reputation on being a "straight arrow" But the most important thing is Tiger didn't force me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

Tiger didn't use state resources to jet off to Venezuela to see his mistress. He didn't hold himself out to be a social conservative. And though he occasionally released a family photo or two, he never used his family as props for US, they were mainly props for Tiger's own benefit. He's selfish like that, but I digress. Tiger didn't have his staffer's lie about his whereabouts nor did he leave an entire state without a leader for days on end to see his Argentine mistress, but MOST IMPORTANT, Tiger didn't force me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

Tiger wasn't a man of the cloth. He's never held himself out to be a spiritual leader. Tiger didn't pluck his mistress from a church congregation. Tiger didn't condemn infidelity from the pulpit while indulging in it in the pastor's office. Tiger wasn't caught on the evening news accused of chasing his mistress, the church organist down the street with a butcher knife... while they both were buck naked ( TRUE STORY!). Naw Tiger didn't do any of that.

Tiger didn't pluck his mistress from the White House intern corps. Hook her up with a cushy job, put an entire presidential administration at risk and force me to read the pornographic Star Report. But most important, Tiger didn't force me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

What Tiger did do was publicly embarrass his wife by being such a horrible selector of mistresses that he chose someone who liked to take his voice mails to work so she could play them for her coworkers. He lied to his wife. Jeopardized his family. Likely caused his children to face more than a few cruel taunts at school, but most important, he exposed his wife to a litany of sexually transmitted diseases, HIV, herpes, gonorrhea, chlamydia, crabs, Bacterial Vaginosis, Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV),Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, Syphilis, Trichomoniasis and that's just the first few on the Center's For Disease Control list. Now it's one thing if Tiger's wife knew and approved, but its another if she didn't know and he chose to play Russian Roulette with his penis and her life. But at least Tiger didn't force me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

Elin, honey go get tested, and if you decide to drive back home after the appointment, make sure you stop at a drug store to pick up a case of condoms, they'll be right in between dignity and self respect.

Jaimee Grubbs, there, I wrote your name on my blog so you can get one more Google entry. Congrats, try taking that to the bank and spending it.

Tiger, you have shown yourself to be a spoiled, selfish, man child with very good hand eye coordination, but poor impulse control. You're exactly who I have always thought you were, but I thank you for not forcing me to watch yet another press conference confession non confession.

Y'all have a great weekend!

Reader Comments (58)

Elin, honey go get tested, and if you decide to drive back home after the appointment, make sure you stop at a drug store to pick up a case of condoms, they’ll be right in between dignity and self respect.

So very true.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPPR_Scribe

thanks sister, we now know you are definitely back!

:) :) :)

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

Man, people are desparate to be famous. Gina, you hit a home run with that one. Like you, I really don't know what the big fuss about? The only thing that really make me think is how famous men love simple 'not too bright' women. A waitress and a hostess, come on! I mean how dumb can Tiger and the rest of these famous men be. It's obvious any one who would go on a Vh1 reality show and hire Gloria Alridge(sp?) as her attorney is trying to get her 15 minutes. This is why I really don't care for this whole media celebrity culture we live in. This is like all the Lil Wayne baby mama drama. Dang, women have the work of the women movement come to this? Is this what we're teaching the next generation of young women, being hot, sexy, and a bed warmer are the keys to success?

BTW, congrats on novel in a month.

I finished my YA novel and currently revising it. See you on the bookshelf!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commentershell

Gina, we don't always agree but I have to say you are ON POINT with this for sure. keep it comin!

-elledub

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterelledub

Thank you. Now I don't have to read anymore on the subject because you have said it all.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYvonne

If she was a black mistress there would be no press conference at all, all she would get is a spot on Hip Hop radio being cussed out by DJs and callers

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblkchik

@blkchik-- so true!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSassyJJ

BRAVO Gem!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterZabeth

I'm glad you wrote this. Tiger Woods? I don't care. I mean it's not like he is a politician or somebody who can affect public policy. In other words, who cares?

BTW, they probably won't divorce, who knows, they might not even sleep together; maybe she's nothing more than a paid surrogate (a la Debbie Rowe).

Anything is possible, but I wish people wouldn't act so SURPRISED that he cheated. OMG, people, grow the eff up and get real.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterEva

Mistresses? More like groupies. This behavior sounds just like groupies who sleep with a rock star and get no/few other benefits. I will say this: I am so glad Tiger is currently in the limelight with this mess because it pushes those publicity hounds who gate crashed the White House to the back page, hallelujah!

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterdel

Ummm... Wasn't Karine Steffans the quinessential bed-hopping black mistress? Millions of dollars and several best selling books later, she's still raking it in all by being a concubine.

And if she was getting cussed out by DJs and caller she would have deserved it!

Tiger and his tramps are POSs, but let's not denigrate the conversation by attempting to score for black mistresses. They are wrong too. Anyone going on a media blitz to talk about how whorish they are/were, male, woman, black, white, etc. desrves to be treated with utter disrespect for think ANYONE actually cares that much about the activities of their genatalia.

On a separate note... TIGER? The sight of him and his voice alone make me heave. I mean... REALLY?

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterblksEAgOAT

When did it become acceptable or proper to "out" oneself as a mistress? It used to be that one was discreet. I can't believe these women who come out of the woodwork (pun-intended) to affirm, that "Yes, I am one of them too!" My goodness, have people totally lost their moral compass? Have they no shame?

I couldn't agree with you more about the fact that back in the day, a mistress was one who was in many ways financially supported with a home, cars, access to cash, credit cards in her name, etc. These bimbo's seem to be content with a late-night call and little else. Not that being a mistress is in any way acceptable, but I'm just sayin.'

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren R.

OMgoodness Gina is back.You said everything that i thought especially about not caring about Tiger woods and golf *yawn*...lol's Nothing he's done has anything to do with me so i honestly just don't care.

sidenote:some of these so called mistresses really do need to organize, they seem overused and under paid.it's sad.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTruth p.

On the money Gina. Do you plan on writing anything on the Shaniya Davis case. I hope so.

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterStriker

First, welcome back, Gina!

Second, thanks for addressing the long ignored problem of women thinking they're "empowered" by sleeping with famous, often married men. Talk about selling yourself cheap.

Sadly, the glamorization of the mistress is a symptom of a culture in which people becoming famous by acting sleazy or brutishly. Commentator John Nolte said it best:

[With that other-world talent of his, Tiger Woods could’ve decided on that route — could’ve gotten as rich as he wanted as the Dennis Rodman of golf. Instead Woods chose a quiet dignity and discipline. I’ve never watched a round of golf in my life, but that’s a quality of his I’ve always admired.

And this laudable quality was once the norm in our public figures, not the exception. People have always been people. Celebrities and stars and sports figures have always slept around and drank too much and flirted with scandal. The difference is that once upon a time being famous didn’t require the removal of the shame gene. The legends of old might not have respected themselves but at least they respected their reputations and their public and children enough to keep their personal indiscretions … personal.]

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/jjmnolte/2009/12/02/old-school-scandal-at-least-tiger-isnt-madonna/

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

@Striker, yes, and the case in Ohio where 11 sisters were raped and murdered, stored in the house, buried in the yard at the home of Anthony Sowell. Stench for daaa-aays and folks thought it was the sausage factory across the street? Some of the women were reported missing, some were not? WTH happened here? :(

December 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

It is a little sad that so many Black blogs are covering this story.Tiger is not and has never claimed to be one of us.The sad thing is he will find out now how black he is now.It makes no difference how far or how fast you try and run away from your own community there will never be acceptance or validation from white people which is what Tiger lives for.We have not heard the worst from this story yet mark my words this will turn into an OJ the second.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBea

*shrugs*

There's money to be made. The Jamie chick wants a reality show, she's already been on one (funny enough she was kicked off of that one for not being the "real" girlfriend).

She's already made some money by selling the story to US weekly. She will make some more as well, I'm sure.

And yes if Tiger was treating these women like mistresses real mistresses than we wouldn't be hearing about any of this. He treated the women like a casual lay - they decided to make money by tell their story.

Other women have no responsibility to keep silent. Silence has a price. Tiger didn't pay it.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

*coming out of lurk-mode*

LMAO! Welcome back! And thank YOU for not being shocked and appalled by Tiger's behavior.

To hear some folks tell it, you'd think this main was a saint.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSilkOne

Thank you. You said everything I have been thinking. I have listened to so many talk show types try to twist this gosip into something more significant than it is so they can keep milking it. My final word is Who Cares.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBee

Tiger and his tramps are POSs, but let’s not denigrate the conversation by attempting to score for black mistresses. They are wrong too. Anyone going on a media blitz to talk about how whorish they are/were, male, woman, black, white, etc. desrves to be treated with utter disrespect for think ANYONE actually cares that much about the activities of their genatalia.

The problem is that these ww aren't being treated with any disrespect at all, thats the double standard I am talking about. No one is trying to stick up for ho strollers

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblkchik

I will start this off by saying, "let he who is without sine cast the first stone". Having said this I challenge all of you closet haters to really think before you start talking about things your little brains have no understanding about. First of all, the issue is not that Tiger cheated on his wife, its not a crime. Second the issue is not that he had four or twelve woman, its America, and that's not a crime either. This leaves us with amaking a moral judgement which brings me right back to the begining statement.

So what is this really about, "haters whop are appaled that someone in the public eye representing himself in one manner but living in another. The only difference between tiger and everyone else is he got caught. Those of you with your integrity unscathed by secrets keep talking, the res of you grow up.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThinking man

OH spare me THinking man with your manipulation of the Bible. The Bible if FULL of verses where we are commanded to call things AS THEY ARE! The point of the post is that it is trifling to cheat on your wife. It is trifling to brag about sleeping with another woman's husband. And its trifling that the media is swarming around demanding that this man do some public mea culpa that he doesn't mean.

If you object to me pointing out that Tiger exposed his wife to countless diseases in an age where HIV AIds is wiping out BLack women, then TOUGH! No one is pointing out that he risked the health of the mother of his children with this foolishness.

Read the post again. I'm not appalled or surprised. Tiger is exactly who I thought he was.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

@blkchik let's not call the women tramps.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

Gina... that was me... Sorry... blkchik quoted me, it wasn't her.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

Well whoever, stop calling folks tramps. Moral authority. Moral Authority.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

Adding to gem2001's point, here's what God has to say on adultery:

*"You shall not commit adultery."

- The Seventh Commandment ( Exodus 20:14)

*"He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself."

- Proverbs 6:32

*"You have heard that it was said, 'You shall not commit adultery.' But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

- Matthew 5: 27, 28

* And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery."

- Matthew 9:19

So, we're clear that Woods is correct calling his serial adultery sin.

Yes, Christ will forgive Woods if he asks Him. However, like King David, he will still have to face the consequences for his evil acts.

December 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Fred,

That's what YOUR GOD has to say about it... Frankly, I don't really care. Not everyone believes in what you believe. Some folks don't believe in God at all... and that;s fine too.

Christ forgiving Tiger won't shield his wife from HIV and STDs.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@fred @blkseagoat I think we started down the path of quoting scripture when "Thinking man" strolled up in here quoting the one bible verse he bothered to learn during Baptist training union "let he who is without sin."

People have the right to believe in God. They have a right to believe in Goddesses. They have the right to believe in no God at all. I don't proselytize on here because I think faith or none at all is a free choice. However my number one pet peeve is people who run around the bible Cherry-picking. Jesus used that verse "let he who is without sin" in defense of a defenseless woman who was about to be tortured by a bunch of men, because they were bigger stronger and more powerful than she was. So the use of that verse to shield a billionaire golfer from legitimate public criticism is annoying.

Lest this become a thread of dueling Bible verses.

And don't get me started on that rapscallion, King David and what he did to his wives. Poor Michal, she should have pushed him out of a third story window at the Palace instead of helping him flee her father Saul. Trifling.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

Fuzzy Zeller is still alive. ")
Gina wonderful article.
I love watching Tiger play.
I am disappointed.
More concern about the children.
Again Wonderful article.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterPeas In Their Pods

@ Sis. Gina, good, no excellent point to Fred and Blkseagoat; God's grace and mercy is good, but God's grace and mercy ain't that cheap either.

What I also find interesting is that Tiger's father's first wife was a sister with whom he had two or three children. Tiger's father never, never raised all the children together, or somewhat together as sisters and brothers. Tiger has never mentioned his siblings; hummm-mm, wonder why?

As for Elin, well, is she a "trophy wife" or is she Tiger's equal? She's a mother, she's a wife, but who is SHE? What are her goals, aspirations, dreams, etc., for her life for the future, independent of being a wife and mother? AND HOW CAN YOU HAVE ALL THAT MONEY AND NOT GO TO COLLEGE, GRAD SCHOOL, START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, ETC?

And why are there so many women out here who are willing to have affairs with men that they know are married? :( :(

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

The woman who chose to sleep with Mr. Woods are adulteresses. If a married man wants to cheat on his wife, one can choose to not help him.

I respect Mr. Woods for saying he is not going to discuss a private failing in the public square. Whatever he says will be in print forever for his children to read. As a public, we don't deserve to know.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered Commentervinindy

more important things to focus on

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLD

Gina broke it down nice and proper.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSpinster

@gem2001

Great job understanding Christ's point on why he spared the adulteress. The adulteress' would-be killers were more interested in puffing up their egos than being just. Such hypocrisy disgusted Christ.

@ Blkseagoat

Actually, I know a Christian woman whose now ex-husband became HIV+ while cheating on her with a guy. Miraculously, when she was tested, the woman learned that her ex didn't infect her with HIV. More amazingly, the daughter she gave birth to during her husband's adultery also tested negative.

So, Christ indeed can protect wives and even their newborn children from the STDs brought home by unfaithful husbands.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Fred,

Christ did nothing. I won't explain the complexity of the HIV replication and infection cycle. That's also happened to folks who don't pray. I know you have an agenda that you want to continue to shove down everyone's throats because that's what you people do. Gina clarified why you quoted scriptures and I'm satisfied with that explanation.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@blkseagoat

This is about the homosexual thing, isn't it?

If the God of the Bible doesn't exist as you claim, then why do you get so worked up over what He says about you engaging in homosexuality? It's like you're saying "I don't believe in God, but I still hate Him."

That's a contradiction.

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

@ Fred, I'm a church sister too, but this website is not here for what you are doing, what you are trying to do. We discuss a lot of things about violence against women and girls that are not discussed too many other places, especially not in the Black Church. When was the last time you heard a sermon about Tamar or Dineh, huh?

I am offended my your last remark towards Blkseagot; again, this blogspot is not here for that, so perhaps in the name of Jesus or somebody you should just step off . . . I'm sure Sarah Palin's blog would welcome you with open arms . . . . . :(

December 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRevMamaAfrika

GAH! @Fred , I know it bothered you that your comment about what you believe to be the miraculous story of a woman who was spared in fection by her adulterous husband was dismissed. However, you know good and darned well that your last comment was nothing more than throwing nitroglycerin, gasoline, and napalm up in the comments section.

If someone didn't believe in God, how on earth was that last comment supposed to win souls to Christ? What is the greatest commandment? Now ask yourself if that last comment was in the spirit of love.

@everyone please don't make me have to close this lovely comments thread, because apparently this post is getting more popular each day a new Tiger Woods mistress comes out of the wood work BAH! I'm now rolling over the fact that mistresses are now getting miffed over the fact that Tiger Woods has other mistresses. Hilarious and sad. I'm still waiting for a sister to pop up.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

"Its amazing that we’ve gotten to a point where women are proud to have the world know that they were one of many women who slept with a particular man."

I call this sorry phenomenon the 'Proud Ho Syndrome'. Women and girls today really do seem to be taking pride in being nothing more than a sex toy. And this behavior is certainly not limited to those who get involved with celebrities.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGFT919

Fred,

I mentioned nothing about "the homosexual thing" in my previous comments, but thank you for makeing me right.

I was actually referring to your consistent ignorance about HIV AIDS. Your mindset (at least the ideas you expressed here) represent the pervasive ignorance that black people and particularly black church - goers (not sure if you're christian) suffer from. Hence the reason more heterosexual black people are getting infected with HIV more than their homosexual counterparts.

Again, you really wouldn't understand a thing about HIV infection except what your moral judgement comepls you to believe. And because I have no interest in educating you, I'll end it there. I know how important it will make you feel to respond. You need to have that feeling of satisfaction that you defended what you perceive to be God's principles here in this thread. What you've done though, is exposed yourself. However, I won't go there with you and get this thread off topic even more than I already have.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

@Blkseagoat

I apologize if the last comment appeared harsh. This is a discussion board which I now realize requires more tact than a philosophical debate, which doesn't.

My comments were not meant to be personal attack.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

Fred,

I didn't take your comments personally. What I can't stand is black people's IGNORANCE about HIV/AIDS and STD/STI infection. So your apology is accepted and we can agree that Tiger is a POS.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBLKSeaGoat

AW shucks. *Group Hug* Mama is so proud. I'm so glad we worked that out.

December 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergem2001

"I’m still waiting for a sister to pop up."

Don't hold your breath.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterS

It's probably a good thing that no black women are anywhere near any of this nonsense with Tiger.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterScipio Africanus

@RevMamaAfrika

"As for Elin, well, is she a “trophy wife” or is she Tiger’s equal? She’s a mother, she’s a wife, but who is SHE? What are her goals, aspirations, dreams, etc., for her life for the future, independent of being a wife and mother? AND HOW CAN YOU HAVE ALL THAT MONEY AND NOT GO TO COLLEGE, GRAD SCHOOL, START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, ETC?"

Does she have to be Tiger's equal? Is there something wrong with her "simply" being a wife and mother?

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlisa99

Scipio Africanus on 12.07.09 at 6:48 am

[It’s probably a good thing that no black women are anywhere near any of this nonsense with Tiger.]

On that note, check out this satirical headline:

"AP: Tiger Woods Is Racist - He Only Cheats With White Women":

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/12/06/ap-tiger-woods-racist-he-only-cheats-white-women

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

One more headline:

"'Saturday Night Live' Criticized for Tiger Woods Cheating Skit"

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2009/12/07/saturday-night-live-criticized-tiger-woods-cheating-sketch

Why are some people so shocked at this when SNL has well-known reputation of hurling un-PC jokes at celebrities like Tiger Woods?

This is another example of why Political Correctness is not only evil, but also dull.

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFred

I don't know Gina but I sure do agree with her. Thanks for saving me the time of writing all this. Way too much time has been spent on this non--issue and an inordinate amount of ink wasted. The sooner people (not me) stop idolizing and placing athletes, actors, politicans, priest, preachers, teachers etc. on pedestals the sooner they will stop being disappointed by human behavior. Tiger is just a man with two heads...unfortunately he thinks through his smaller head and it was society and the media who said he was "squeaky clean", or, were they talking about his golf clubs?

December 7, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCheChe

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