LOL: Fox News Accidentally Uses Photo of Gay Couple To Illustrate Traditional Gender Roles


Another day, another heteronormative “family values”-promoting Susanne Venker piece on Fox News about these crazy Modern Independent Women with their shoulder pads and their college degrees who let feminists delude them into thinking that they’re anything besides a dude’s Happy Sauce receptacle. (“Those of us with children know better. We know little girls love their dolls and boys just want to kick that ball.” Truly foolproof evidence, Venker. Checkmate.)

But there is one notable thing about this: a Fox intern almost definitely got sacked yesterday for choosing a photo of the wedding of same-sex couple Lela Mc Arthur and Stephanie Figarelle of Anchorage, Alaska to extoll the virtues of American-as-apple-pie hetero coupling. The shot of Mc Arthur and Figarelle was featured on HuffPo last year, detailing their Sleepless in Seattle-inspired ceremony at the Empire State Building—in fact, they were the first same-sex couple to be married at the landmark.

Some time after The Nation’s Jessica Valenti drew attention to the flub on her Tumblr, the image was taken down.

Jessica Valenti/Tumblr
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