Washington Post makes embarrassing error in cover story on Women's March on Washington

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During inauguration weekend, around 200,000 people are predicted to attend the Women's March on Washington. The march, which will serve as an anti-Trump protest, began on Facebook.

The march is the latest cover story of Washington Post's lifestyle magazine, Express. On Thursday, Express' Twitter account shared the cover in a now-deleted tweet:

Credit: Twitter

For the women's march, Express used the "male" symbol as opposed to the "female" symbol. Twitter immediately bombarded the account with backlash:

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@WaPoExpress do you have any women on your edit team
Wow. @washingtonpost is killing it lately. And by 'it' I mean their credibility... Jeez, @WaPoExpress it's this: ♀ https://t.co/bWBAJBG3Ac
@WaPoExpress oh no 🙃 https://t.co/ukLh4GQYvR
Here, @WaPoExpress - fixed that for you. https://t.co/i9liRDM5S0
@WaPoExpress YOU HAD ONE JOB.
@WaPoExpress sooooo we're just gonna glaze over the fact the male symbol is being used for the Women's March? 🤔
@WaPoExpress lol did you notice that's the wrong symbol?
@WaPoExpress Male symbol is the upwards pointing arrow, female is the downward pointing cross. Yikes, guys.
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Express soon deleted the cover tweet and apologized subsequently -- in another now-deleted tweet:

Express misspelled "erroneously," but quickly fixed the mistake:

Almost as quickly, Express shared their new cover with the correct symbol:

"This is how the cover should have looked," the tweet read. "We apologize for the mistake." Express may soon learn, however, that the Internet never forgets.

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