In Promoting Pro-Abortion March, Washington Post Express Mixes Up Symbols for Men, Women

In an attempt to promote a pro-abortion “women’s rights” march in Washington D.C. following Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Washington Post Express accidentally made a graphic with a crowd rallying in the shape of the symbol designating – male?

After being published online and on Facebook for hours and being distributed in print (the Express is a free newspaper available at many stands throughout the Washington D.C. area), the Express was forced to admit their mistake. “We made a mistake on our cover this morning and we’re very embarrassed. We erroneously used a male symbol instead of a female symbol,” the paper tweeted from its official account. They followed up with a picture of the corrected graphic, this time using the female symbol instead.

In addition to this glaring error, it should be noted that while this Washington Post branded paper is quick to promote a pro-abortion march, the media routinely ignore the annual March for Life, which is also held in D.C. In 2015, an estimated 200,000 attended the March for Life in January, and were awarded with just 15 seconds of network coverage. In 2016, tens of thousands braved a blizzard to show their support for the pro-life cause, and were still largely ignored. According to The Washington Post, 150,000 people have said they plan to be part of the Women’s March on Facebook, but it’s unclear how many of those will actually be in attendance.

On January 4, the day before the Express flub, The Washington Post promoted the Women's March on the front page of the paper, above the fold.

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