It's been suggested that there's a general lack of sympathy for the women that Charlie Sheen leaves in his wake, that they're viewed as "disposable women" or gold-diggers, etc. because of their backgrounds or professions.
There is truth there. I believe the public that has been so enraptured by the circus of Charlie Sheen's life does show a general lack of sympathy for the women that Charlie Sheen has "used" and "discarded." And evidence would indicate he certainly views those women as "disposable."
I do believe that many people likely do view the women as "disposable." Where I part ways with the above logic, I don't believe for a second that the women in Mr. Sheen's life are viewed the way they are because of their backgrounds... Of course the women in his life have those backgrounds-- those are the kind of women he goes out of his way to attract.
I believe these women are viewed as disposable not because they're struggling actresses who appear to have latched on to a "bigger star" to help propel their own careers or porn stars, or anything of the like... These women are being viewed as disposable because they got involved with Charlie Sheen. I believe the public would be just as unsympathetic to them if they were college professors, rocket scientists, or corporate executives.
Given Charlie Sheen's history as an actor-- his reputation with the ladies is not new and his reputation is also well known. That is to say any woman who chooses to get involved with him in the first place-- there's a bit of caveat emptor. If you don't want to be burned, keep yourself out of the bonfire! The lack of sympathy for these women is rooted in their not only avoiding the bonfire that lays waste to most of the women he has involved himself with but running into it headlong and staying in it long after they discover that "Hey, this fire's pretty hot! Why is my skin bubbling?!"
I guess what it comes down to-- people tend to understand their own genders better than the opposite gender. This is a phenomenon that happens with both genders:
To any guys who are reading this how many of you have either ignored the warnings of your moms, sisters, female cousins, and/or friends and ended up getting burned by a girl/woman you were warned about by at least one of the women in your life or know of someone who has?
And ladies, how many of you have ever been hurt by a guy whom your father, brother, grandfather, or some other male friend or relative has warned you about or know of someone who has?
What sets Charlie Sheen a bit a part in this regard is that not only do us guys realize the type of guy he is... I'd argue most women do too... and I'd even go so far as to argue many of the women who might otherwise be duped by his charms were he not so well known understand what type of guy he is!
"But I can change him!"
Ladies-- he's what? 48? You can't teach an old dog, new tricks. Your chance passed long ago. You didn't get to him soon enough. That window closed decades ago.
In the end I understand the media spectacle that is Sheen's life right now. I understand the public fascination with it. But I'm sick of the gaper delays already. C'mon people, move along there's really nothing more to see here!