Seriously, Sydney Morning Herald?

Ok, so a woman is running for PM in Australia. And she might campaign with her party’s former leader. Who is a man. What headline should we run with?

Oh fuck it, let’s go the obvious, sexist route.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/april/ April Streich

    I don’t see the misogyny in that headline. I see an absence of tact, and evidence of a sex-obsessed society who feels they must wonder aloud if the fact that a man and woman are working together means they begin a sexual relationship (because it happens, really really often), but I don’t see misogyny.