January 06, 2017
WaPo’s New Symbol For Feminism Is The Symbol For Men
Sometimes, when a publication is rushing to make a deadline, items slip past the copyeditors. But you would think that someone – anyone – employed at Washington Post Express would see the astrological glyph for Mars/Men and think that it didn’t look right representing a women’s march. The typo would have looked odd enough hiding somewhere inside the print edition, but this was the focal point of the front cover. The world’s largest typo was immediately chastised by the public, given the symbols of ♀ for female and ♂ for male are widely recognized but everyone expect for their graphic designer. Washington Post has since issued a correction and apology.
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