I think this says way more about our lazy media than about gender issues. Considering it would only take a cursory search to find an identical Spider-Man pose, it shows that none of these publications think it necessary to do cursory fact checks before running holier than thou opinion pieces. We saw the same thing a couple weeks ago when Fox News reported about that police officer getting his orbital broken. What happened there, and I would bet a penny what happened here, is that some blogger wrote a shit piece that got popular, and every one else piled on to cash in on the clicks. Problem is you have to publish your piece while the coals are still hot, so there's no time for truth.

posted by humanodon: 1720 days ago