The XX Factor

We’re Talking About: Feb. 25, 2010

-Despite Sarah Palin ’s recent attempts to feign outrage at Rahm Emanuel ’s r-word outburst, prominent disability-rights organizations do not want the former Alaska governor as their celebrity advocate. [ The Daily Beast ]

-The rivalry between Olympic skiers Lindsey Vonn and Julia Mancuso intensifies as Vonn’s slalom fall harms Mancuso. [ New York Times ]

- Tiger Woods ’ mistresses will compete to win $100,000 in a beauty pageant organized by Howard Stern . [ Gawker ]

-Affluent parents hire occupational therapists to serve as homework coaches. [ New York Times ]

- Don’t Bring Home a White Boy author Karyn Langhorne Folan urges college-educated black women to find a new market for their commodity and date outside their race. [ Washington Post ]

-A panel of experts addresses the question of whether ” sex addiction ” actually exists. [ NYT Consults blog ]