Notice Something a Bit Strange About This Washington Post Express Cover?

Jan 06, 2017, 00:33
Notice Something a Bit Strange About This Washington Post Express Cover?

A Washington Post Express cover that uses the male symbol to illustrate a women's rights march happening later this month in Washington, D.C., has left readers and the internet perplexed and outraged over the inane oversight. Twitter mocked them relentlessly. On the print version, hundreds of cartoon women stand on a pink and white backdrop in the shape of a male symbol- not the planned female symbol.

Express had a great idea with this cover, and probably similarly great intentions when planning it out, but unfortunately the execution was far less than ideal.

Slate reports the Women's March on Washington, scheduled for the day after Donald Trump's inauguration, is meant to remind people that "women's rights are human rights".

There's something off about this.

The Express then tweeted out "how the cover should have looked" - showing a cluster of women forming the female symbol - and apologized.

The Post quickly deleted the tweet, but not before social media outrage set in.

But they were too late to avoid being mocked by other users on Twitter, who had a field day. The Women's March on Washington will take place January 21, beginning at 10 a.m.at Independence Avenue and Third Street SW near the capitol in Washington D.C.

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