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The Tiger Woods scandal is a tale of sex — and sexism

by Robin Givhan

The women whose names have been linked to the transgressing Tiger Woods have been described, in part, by their physical attributes — busty — but also by their day jobs. The list of ladies has included both cocktail and pancake-house waitresses, a lingerie model and two porn actresses. One woman was described all over the Internet as a British broadcaster — or television presenter, as the folks across the pond would say — but because that didn’t sound nearly tantalizing enough, she was given the added description of being “a cougar.”

All the women have been engaged in various degrees of denial, obfuscation or the kind of eager, guttersnipe gossiping typically used to ratchet up the price of a tell-all tabloid interview. None of the women, however, has managed to exude the sort of righteous indignation that one would expect from someone wrongly accused of sleeping with a married man or the shame of having such a dark secret found out.

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Source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/11/AR2009121100137.html?hpid=topnews


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