Newsweek’s latest cover is pissing off a lot of people. It’s a startling image, and the Twitter universe let loose on it. One called the cover “garbage.” Another said it was “horrid.” A few mentioned that the cover ruined whatever the cover story happened to be.
Of course, if anyone bothered to read the accompanying article, they’d see that the cover is almost perfect. Sure, it’s a little dumbed down for the subject it’s addressing. However, it definitely conveys that Silicon Valley sees women as objects, and that’s a big problem. Which is exactly what the Newsweek cover story explains.
Newsweek’s could’ve been a little smarter, but there’s no reason for outrage. Critics should save that for the real issue — which is detailed in the article that they refused to read.