Newsweek Tumblr provokes strong reactions with coat hanger curson

People’s feathers will get ruffled when you use the image of a coat hanger when referencing abortion.

That’s the takeaway from the latest controversy involving the Newsweek Tumblr account, who earlier today changed their site’s cursor to a coat hanger.

The move was inspired by a Huffington Post article detailing how the GOP’s platform regarding abortion is in line with the views espoused by Senate candidate Todd Akins, who earlier this week stated in an interview that women cannot be impregnated during “legitimate rape.”

Newsweek quickly called out the news aggregator site by posting a screenshot of it on their Tumblr page. Attached to the image was the text “Whoa there, Huffington Post!”
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Newsweek Tumblr provokes strong reactions with coat hanger curson

People’s feathers will get ruffled when you use the image of a coat hanger when referencing abortion.

That’s the takeaway from the latest controversy involving the Newsweek Tumblr account, who earlier today changed their site’s cursor to a coat hanger.

The move was inspired by a Huffington Post article detailing how the GOP’s platform regarding abortion is in line with the views espoused by Senate candidate Todd Akins, who earlier this week stated in an interview that women cannot be impregnated during “legitimate rape.”

Newsweek quickly called out the news aggregator site by posting a screenshot of it on their Tumblr page. Attached to the image was the text “Whoa there, Huffington Post!”
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