Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker

I am annoyed by sloppy journalism

I saw several reports yesterday talking about how the Swedish edition of a toy catalogue had all of the gender roles swapped. And this annoyed me a bit at the time, because I think that you catalogues should be inclusive, but swapping it entirely over didn't make a lot of sense to me.

And then today I saw this article, which shows some more pages, making it clear that actually the catalogue doesn't swap the genders, it simply includes both girls and boys playing with the same kinds of toys. Which makes a hell of a lot more sense.

All of which makes me happy (for the toy catalogue) and bloody annoyed (at headline-seeking journalists not doing a decent job).

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