A photo of three esteemed United States senators made the rounds on social media after the captions failed to recognize them all as such.
In a display of ignorance, with a dollop of sexism, Getty Images brushes off Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar as just "a woman."
It turns out that one could be a senator AND a woman!
Come on, Getty. It's your job to properly label things. Even if you only know U.S. Senators who have run for president, use context clues! "A woman" wouldn't just be seated with senators at the inauguration! This is "a woman" of great importance!
This is not unlike Good Morning America's sexism on January 20th. The day an admitted sexual predator was inaugurated as President was huge for sexist coverage, as former senator, Secretary of State, and Popular Vote Winner Hillary Clinton was referred to simply as "wife." Character limits are not a good enough excuse for this flippant treatment.
The image distribution service has since promoted Senator Klobuchar from "a woman" to her rightful name and title, though they have yet to correct the fact that Bernie Sanders isn't a Democrat but an Independent.