The Morality of the Ashley Madison Scandal
By now, everyone has probably already heard about the Ashley Madison scandal. Ashley Madison is a website that discreetly helps mostly mean and some women cheat on their spouses. It is understandable why a lot of people are not huge fans of the dating site. The site has been the focus of the news lately after hackers obtained email addresses and user information of everyone registered for the cheating dating website. There were some obvious fake email addresses used on the site as well as some email addresses of high profile politicians.
Since the release of all of this personal information and the resignation of the website's CEO, everyone has been talking about the morality of Ashley Madison. Some people sympathize with the victims of the hackers but others are saying that the cheaters got what they deserved. It seemed like the motive behind the hacking was a moral one as well with the aim to expose cheaters.
Years ago there was a show on television called Cheaters that exposed cheating spouses, boyfriends and girlfriends on camera. Then the person who was being cheated on got the chance to confront their cheating partner. The show was pretty popular and never got any harsh criticism.
It has made me wonder, why are these hackers being criticized so harshly when just a few years ago we thought catching cheaters was entertaining and funny?
Of course, I'm not defending hacking either. I just found it interesting how this scandal has opened up a discussion on morality and how far one can go to expose cheaters before it becomes too much. It is also interesting to see just how many people are secretly cheating on the person they claim to be in love with. What makes a person cross the line and actually cheat? Is there something wrong with the way relationships are nowadays?
What do you think about the Ashley Madison hacking?
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