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Sexist News of the Week

July 12th, 2009 (02:15 pm)
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I don't usually follow tennis, but I noticed this item in a recent news round-up from www.womensenews.org. Is this outrageous, or what? What were they thinking?

Wimbledon event organizers admitted that they purposely scheduled only "pretty" female tennis players, as opposed to some top-ranked competitors, on the Center Court at this year's 123 Wimbledon Championship at the All-England Club in London, reported the Examiner July 8. For example, Dinara Safina and Serena Williams, the No. 1 and No. 2 players in the world, were placed on Court 2, while tall, slender, lower-ranked, blond athletes were assigned to the Center Court, the article reported.