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Links of the Week 13 June 2008

Top Five
In No Particular Order

Sexism Might Sell But I’m Not Buying It: http://www.womensmediacenter.com/sexism_sells.html

States Seize Stimulus Checks: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=91303980&ft=1&f=1001

Women, Repeat This: Don’t Ask, Don’t Get: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/04/06/jobs/06pre.html?scp=21&sq=women&st=nyt

Colleges should explain why costs are so high: http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080608/OPINION09/806080407/1004/OPINION

BBC uncovers lost Iraq billions: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7444083.stm

Health

Worst Food in America: http://www.menshealth.com/eatthis/20-Worst-Foods/1_The_Worst_Food_in_America.php
The winner is Outback’s cheese and bacon fries. I don’t eat meat or dairy anymore but I do remember that these fries were GOOD, just not good for you.

Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/world/asia/13fat.html?em&ex=1213502400&en=c6f2623fbee96495&ei=5087%0A
Article discusses new waist limits in Japan for those between the ages of 40 and 74.

Sports

Celtics fully grasp urgency of Finals: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/ian_thomsen/06/13/lakers.collapse/index.html?eref=si_topstories


Griffey’s journey untainted: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/jack_wilkinson/06/09/griffey.600/index.html?eref=si_topstories
Ken Griffey Jr hit is 600th homerun, the sixth Major League player to do so and the third “clean” player, according to the author.

Politics

Defeat is the Clintons’ new challenge: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/09/america/clinton.php

Hillary Clinton, Master Thespian: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/opinion/08dowd.html?scp=2&sq=women+and+politics&st=nyt
I’m glad that I’m not the only one that sees that HRC lost because she did not run a good campaign NOT because of sexism or because the country is not ready for a woman president.

Boys on the Bias: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/08/opinion/08whitman-1.html?scp=5&sq=women+and+politics&st=nyt
This short op-ed by former NJ Governor Whitman showed some of the best examples of sexism in the 2008 Presidential Nominee race.

Another Green World: My candidate wins the nomination for the Presidency: http://another-green-world.blogspot.com/2008/05/my-candidate-wins-nomination-for.html
Cynthia McKinney has gained more than 50% of the delegates in the Green Party’s nomination party. Looks like this really is a historic election season- The first Black man candidate, the First Black and Woman Candidate and the Oldest Candidate; though the middle situation is not official yet.

In California, a House Divided Stands Strong: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/13/us/politics/13split.html
A cute story highlighting the Governor of CA and his wife and also showing what occurs in mixed political party families.

World/Other

Europe looks at Putin with prudence and respect, and at Bush with indifference: http://www.iht.com/articles/2008/06/09/europe/politicus.php

Looking to the future, Feminism Has to Focus: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/06/06/AR2008060603494.html?sid=ST2008060900950

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