“Adultery and the alpha woman” is an article by Ruth Sunderland that you can read online.
Research specifics aside, it speaks to what I believe is a fundamental truth about unchecked power and indulged feelings of entitlement. The quotes here are gut-wrenching. Women (paralleling men) who seem to feel that they’ve bought-down the need to show respect and honor their marital commitments by providing expensive things and lifestyle.
As women achieve the same career heights as men, it seems the assumed differences between the sexes with regard to fidelity may not be all that great. The common denominator is risk. In other words, the same traits that make for corporate success also may make adulterous behavior seem more palatable.
Ms Sunderland concludes her very fine piece of writing by noting that the trend lines are still a work in progress, something upon which we need to keep a watchful eye.