What Tiger Woods didn't know about Swedish women: Everything
There probably aren't too folks of any nationality who would marry a sports god without having the names of a few celebrity divorce lawyers at the ready. But a Swede? No country's perfect, but Sweden is hardly a nation with a poor record on women's rights. It's been my experience Swedes are rather advanced in that department. I could point to many scholarly reports, but let's remember Swedish women went so far as to run "Just Breasts," a successful campaign to go topless. A spoof, but they got their tanning rights.
I'm not saying Erin Nordegren is the only women who'd be seeking divorce after this kind of nonsense from hubby Tiger Woods. But Decoder suggests the biggest blunder by Woods wasn't allegedly leaving voice mail on a lover's phone but in choosing a Swedish woman to cheat on in the first place - one from a wealthy and privileged family no less. As she's said, she's no "stand by your man" kind of gal. Reading about the decision by Nordegren (whose photo was taken with Woods by Reuters in happier times) to lay down a couple of million for an island just outside the harbour in Stockholm reminds one of the fierce Lisbeth Salander in The Girl who Plays with Fire.
She, too, bought posh harbour property, although closer than a two-hour ferry ride from Stockholm. I suppose there are other differences, like how Salander made her money through computer crime (however justified) and how she includes murder among options for revenge. Nordegren merely appears to be seeking a few truckloads of cash.