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Great year for Women: Music, Movies, Olympics and Politics

January 5, 2009

By Guest Opinion,

The results just came in and the top selling musical artist of 2008 went to Taylor Swift a country/pop singer.  Swift is a talented musician and quality role model for young girls.  In 2008 Hollywood promoted the value of the often neglected women audience with the much talked about debut of Sex and the City.  The movie did not disappoint as it brought in $152 million in the box office .  This was just shy of the year’s top 10 films.   Less hyped was the musical Mama Mia which still brought in an amazing $143 million.

Also new gains were made with Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin as the closest any women have ever achieved to winning the presidency and vice presidency positions.    Michale Phelps may have stolen the spotlight, but Dara Torres was a single mom age 41 who broke Olympic records for being the oldest woman ever to compete.

  
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Kay January 5, 2009

Have another great Olympic woman accomplishment to share as well…

As reported in Eugene’s Tracktown USA, “The theme of the 2008 Beijing Olympics—on the track at least—is “anything can happen.” Team USA has been waiting patiently for the first Olympic gold medal in women’s track and field, and it came in the most unlikely of events—the discus throw, in which the USA has not won a gold since 1932. Stephanie Brown Trafton, who managed only a third-place finish at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Oregon, threw the discus 64.74 meters (212’ 5”) on her very first throw, a mark that held up through six rounds. Brown Trafton’s victory is one of the biggest upsets to date in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.”

no name January 5, 2009

Mama Mia was much better than Sex and the City

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