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“Tiger’s Barbies”

The philandering activities of golfer Tiger Woods reveal a deep-rooted insecurity because the women all look like Barbie dolls, writes Eugene Robinson.

Revelations about the philandering activities of America (and the world’s) best golf player, Tiger Woods, have gripped the nation over the last few weeks. But Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post claims Woods’ choice of bed mate is symptomatic of deep-rooted insecurity. He asks: “What’s with the whole Barbie thing? No offense to anyone who actually looks like Barbie, but it really is striking how much the women who’ve been linked to Woods resemble one another. I’m talking about the long hair, the specific body type, even the facial features. Mattel could sue for trademark infringement. This may be the most interesting aspect of the whole Tiger Woods story — and one of the most disappointing. He seems to have been bent on proving to himself that he could have any woman he wanted. But from the evidence, his aim wasn’t variety but some kind of validation.”


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