The Rio Olympics are officially in full swing and women have already began appropriately dominating the games, but that, however, hasn’t stopped the inevitable flurry of offensive, sexist responses from many, including a few (supposedly reputable) publications.
Just one week after the Internet called out Gap for a similar issue, the Chicago Tribune has come under fire for posting a shamefully sexist tweet. The publication ran a story Sunday night about Olympic trapshooter Cory Cogdell’s bronze medal win, with a headline that omitted her name and referred to the athlete as the “wife of Bear’s Lineman.”
Many have since responded and voiced their frustrations with the Tribune’s editorial decision to overlook Cogdell’s second Olympic win and focus solely on her husband’s NFL career. Not cool. See the responses, below.
— Laura Keeney (@LauraKeeney) August 8, 2016
@chicagotribune then why not refer to her by her name rather than who her husband is?
— LTT (@Long_Tailed_Tit) August 7, 2016
You spelled “3-time Olympian Corey Cogdell-Unrein wins second bronze medal today in Rio Olympics” wrong. https://t.co/jZSsCYYgkv
— Copy McPasty, Writer (@KashannKilson) August 7, 2016
@chicagotribune If winning her own Olympic medal doesn’t get a woman her own headline, what will?!
— Heather Morrow (@theatrejunkiehm) August 7, 2016
@chicagotribune I know you maybe wanted to give context as to her connection to your city, but a woman is more than who she’s married to
— Lee Ford (@FlameGoddessLee) August 7, 2016
— Michael Oman-Reagan (@OmanReagan) August 7, 2016