The Washington Post Used A Male Symbol On A Cover About Women

The Washington Post Used A Male Symbol On A Cover About Women

The Washington Post Used A Male Symbol On A Cover About Women

The salmon-hued cover featured a group of people formed into what should have been the gender symbol representing women, but was instead the one representing men.

In a major gaffe, though, The Washington Post Express used the male symbol to feature the women's march on its cover Thursday. It would have been a great representation for the event had it been executed properly.

The Women's March on Washington will take place January 21, the day after Donald Trump is sworn into office as the 45th President of the United States.

"We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we're very embarrassed", the newspaper said on Twitter.

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Shortly after Express tweeted the image of the cover, they were widely panned and criticized for the error.

However, it's a disheartening error on the paper's part. This great message paired with the cover image feels like a bit of a snub against the women who are working hard to fight for our rights. A recent report by the Women's Media Center revealed men held a plurality of top roles in newspapers.

When writing a story about women fighting for their rights, make sure you use the correct gender symbol.

The Express eventually realized its mistake and sent out a digital correction.