The day after Donald Trump is inaugurated, hundreds of thousands of women are expected to march in Washington in protest.
The Washington Post made it the cover story of their Express free daily newspaper, saying the major march had a modest start.
There’s just one problem: instead of using the symbol for women, or Venus symbol, the cover showed an enormous man, or Mars, sign.
Take a look below:
The Post quickly realized the error, and tweeted out an apology and a corrected cover.
“It was so funny I’m not even mad,” Laura Shortridge (@DiscordianKitty) wrote on Twitter.
“Hire more women,” wrote @AshleyLLouise. Her Twitter handle is “She Got More Votes,” referencing Hillary Clinton’s 2.7 million lead in the popular vote.
Some readers suggested the error was the result of newsroom layoffs, with copy editors and fact checkers often the first to go.
Others said it was part of the gender imbalance in newsrooms.
— Ani Wandaryan (@GoldenTent) January 5, 2017
@WaPoExpress Can you provide a male/female breakdown of your design & editorial teams? And a snapshot of your cover selection process? Thx.
— Georgy Cohen (@radiofreegeorgy) January 5, 2017
— Elizabeth Grattan (@egrattan) January 5, 2017