And netizens agreed with Mari, some even offered alternative titles like, “Accomplished host and media personality, Mari Jasmine, admits relationship with award-winning director and pancake aficionado, Sam Lee.”
Accomplished host and media personality, Mari Jasmine, admits relationship with award-winning director and pancake aficionado, Sam Lee ♥️
This slip-up brings to light a problem we should talk about. Why are women hidden behind men and their accomplishments? Another netizen said it best, “Anchoring the headline with a ‘known’ name to captivate an audience seems good until the article misses the mark to empower a woman with an equally interesting story to tell.”
Agreed. Anchoring the headline with a “known” name to captivate an audience seems good until the article misses the mark to empower a woman with an equally interesting story to tell. Writers, here’s a challenge to do better. ?❤ https://t.co/k9rQsToJmR
Yes, we definitely agree with this. Sure, Mari used to date Sam Milby but we fail to see how this is relevant now. Mari has her own accomplishments and success that she doesn’t need to be described merely as someone’s ex. Women shouldn’t be defined by men. We can stand on our own and make names for ourselves. So, instead of putting the focus on Mari and her celebration of Pride, Sam Milby was put in the spotlight, even when he had nothing to do with this story. Headlines like these push back the progress that we have been working so hard for. Women haven’t been fighting against gender pay gaps, inequality, and misogyny just to be labelled as someone’s ex or significant other.
So, in the future, we hope to see headlines that are more progressive and forward-thinking. Like what one netizen tweeted, they could have described Mari for her own accomplishments like being a model or TV host. Let’s put these practices in the past and give women fair representation when it’s due.