Screengrab via WaPo Express/Twitter

Newspaper uses the male symbol on a story about the Women’s March

Can you tell what's wrong with this image?


Jaya Saxena


Posted on Jan 5, 2017   Updated on May 25, 2021, 6:31 am CDT

The Washington Post is considered a bastion of good journalism, and one would think the same standards apply to their free daily, the Express. And yet today, it embarrassed itself with a cover story on the Women’s March on Washington featuring the male symbol.

Screengrab via WaPo Express

The Daily Dot has reached out to Express for comment and will update if we get a response, but it’s hard to imagine just how many editors it went through with no one noticing it was the wrong symbol. Then again, I stared at it for a while without noticing anything was wrong, maybe because there was so much pink. Either way, Express removed the cover from Twitter and posted an apology.

Naturally, they’re getting roasted pretty hard.

While we’re unsure of the gender makeup of the Washington Post‘s art department, in 2014 they were close to having an all-male masthead. Better luck next time, folks.

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*First Published: Jan 5, 2017, 12:00 pm CST