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The ‘Chicago Tribune’ Under Fire For Sexist Olympic Tweet

Culture

The ‘Chicago Tribune’ Under Fire For Sexist Olympic Tweet

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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.