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    Is Newsweek’s ‘Red Heels’ Cover Sexist?

    It was supposed to illustrate a story about sexism in Silicon Valley, but the magazine’s cover, showing a cursor lifting up a skirt, has come under fire for being offensive itself.

    If the goal of any magazine is to spike newsstand sales by cutting through the clutter and provoking the chattering classes, then Newsweek has scored big-time with the cover of its latest issue.

    Astride the headline, “What Silicon Valley Thinks of Women”—a 5,000-word article on the creepy, sexist culture of the tech industry—is the cartoon of a faceless female in spiky red heels, having her dress lifted up by a cursor arrow.

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