The Daily Mail covered Amal Alamuddin’s attendance at the End Sexual Violence Summit by first describing her as George Clooney's fiancée, going on to say how she is planning her wedding to him (not even their wedding) and then saying how stylish she looked in her red dress and shoes. It went on to state how her attendance allowed her to show of ‘her slim pins’, as if that was her primary reason for attending rather than the vitally important issue itself.
The media constantly report on women based on who they are married to, what they are wearing and how good they look in it, and whether they appear slim or overweight.
Women deserve better – Demand the Daily Mail report on women for who they are and what they achieve rather than whose partner they are or what they are wearing. They’re obviously feeling the heat already - the article has been changed since it first went on line to get rid of the reference to her 'floral heels' and ‘pins’ and note that the event is a ‘serious occasion’.
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