As a teenager I’ve been reading a lot of detective novels. It was then that I learned the phrase that gives the title of this post.

“In fact, the phrase, which is occasionally used in its loose English translation ‘look for the woman’, expresses the idea that the source of any given problem involving a man is liable to be a woman. That isn’t to say that the woman herself was necessarily the direct cause of the problem, as in Shakespeare’s Macbeth for instance, but that a man has behaved stupidly or out of character in order to impress a woman or gain her favour.”

It seems that nowadays people have given up chasing women and started to ‘follow the money’ trek.

Russia says Turkey ‘shot down plane for IS oil’.

The secret bribes of big tobacco.

Coruption in sport: Nebiolo named in ISL bribes scandal.

FIFA: A timeline of corruption.

Volkswagen: The scandal explained.

Cash, visas and talks: key points of EU-Turkey pact on refugees.

Some people might say that corruption has reached an unacceptable level.
Right and wrong. Right in the sense that corruption has indeed reached an unacceptable level and wrong in the sense that NO amount of corruption is ever acceptable, but this is beyond the point of this post.

To some other people the recent developments might suggest that there is no way out of the current situation, where corruption “is no longer a practice but has become a pervasive culture”.

On the contrary. The fact that more and more corruption cases are continuously brought to the surface is not, in any way, a proof that corruption has reached new ‘heights’ but a powerful suggestion that more and more people have become fed up with this phenomenon and no longer disposed to turn a blind eye to what is happening in their presence.