Liz Heron, an executive editor at Huffington Post, tweeted out a picture of an all-woman editorial meeting, which was met with scathing criticism and sarcasm on the Internet. Why? In pushing for diversity, the picture had mostly white women, with Asian women in the background, and mostly young women (who are cheaper to hire and fire within the journalism industry).
Here’s the original tweet:
— Liz Heron (@lheron) May 20, 2016
Here are some great responses:
.@lheron I was told that inferring gender identity based on physical characteristics was the height of bigotry, intolerance. How dare you.
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 20, 2016
— Robert Tracinski (@Tracinski) May 20, 2016
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) May 20, 2016