Is Newsweek’s Sarah Palin Cover Sexist?


Sarah Palin is angry about the new cover of Newsweek, which uses a leggy photo of her from Runner’s World. “The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-expected by now,” Palin writes on, where else, her Facebook page. On the one hand, she may have a point: Why did they choose that particular photo — and not any number of other, more clothed photos — if not to demean her? On the other hand, she’s the one who put on the shorts and posed for the photo in the first place, albeit for a different publication. Discuss. [Hill]