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Is Newsweek's Sarah Palin Cover Sexist?

Say what you want about the woman, this strikes me as a profoundly shady choice for a magazine cover of a political figure. Pigtails and short...


Say what you want about the woman, this strikes me as a profoundly shady choice for a magazine cover of a political figure. Pigtails and short shorts? Come on, now.Conservative pundits are pissed, and so is she. But maybe we all should be a little bit? Her confusing use of the third person aside, I agree with her comments. In her words (from her Facebook page):"The choice of photo for the cover of this week's Newsweek is unfortunate. When it comes to Sarah Palin, this "news" magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant. The Runner's World magazine one-page profile for which this photo was taken was all about health and fitness - a subject to which I am devoted and which is critically important to this nation. The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now. If anyone can learn anything from it: it shows why you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, gender, or color of skin. The media will do anything to draw attention - even if out of context. -Sarah Palin"What do you think?
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