Anna Schleiter Nielson is commendable just for being a 14-year-old who reads the Financial Times, but she doesn't merely sift through the paper. She's a discerning reader. After taking an issue with an article about Johnson and Johnson published on April 20, Nielson sent a letter to the paper's editor, condemning a certain bias shown in the article "Millennial mums going ga-ga for organics spark J&J rethink."
Severe ticking off for the FT from a 14-year-old pic.twitter.com/qjsSj0N4ma— Andrew Clark (@clarkaw) April 22, 2016
Sir, Your front-page report on April 20 is headlined “Millennial mums going gaga for organics spark J&J rethink”. Surely it is not only mums who are concerned about babycare products, but also fathers, who might be offended that they are not mentioned. It is 2016 and parenting is generally regarded as a shared responsibility. It is disappointing that you are reinforcing the stereotype that it is a woman’s job to look after the children. Could I suggest that you bring your editorial policy up to date?
As of now, the online version of the article is titled, "J&J to relaunch baby brand as millennials go organic." Photographic evidence provided via Twitter confirms the title was originally as Nielson described, which suggests that the 14-year-old got the paper to change the headline. You go, girl.
To be fair, the co-authors of the article (David Crow and Lindsay Whipp) appear to have appropriated the phrase from Johnson & Johnson's CFO, Dominic Caruso. “It looks like millennial moms are buying new organic products,” he is quoted as saying in the article.
Still, girl power.