Newspaper Makes Anti-Feminist Gaffe over Zoe Foster Blake’s Name

Zoe Foster Blake is a successful journalist and author. But one major newspaper got her story very wrong.

Fans of Zoe Foster Blake are outraged after the Sydney Morning Herald referred to her as "Hamish Blake's Wife" in a headline on its website.

Zoe's former colleague and friend, Mia Freedman, was quick to pick up the error, posting a screenshot of the headline on Instagram with the caption: "Pretty sure her name is Zoe Foster Blake."

 

 

Pretty sure her name is Zoe Foster Blake. @zotheysay

A photo posted by Mia Freedman (@miafreedman) on

The article, written by Kate Waterhouse, celebrated Zoe's foray into television with the small screen adaptation of her novel The Wrong Girl.

However, sub-editors at Fairfax seemed to think Zoe was better known by her other accomplishments, aka marrying a radio host.

Hamish, Zoe's husband, was quick to add his two cents, referring to himself as "Zoe Foster Blake's husband".

"Hang on, do they mean that woman standing with Zoe Foster Blake's husband? This is confusing. If only there was a simpler way to somehow name people..." he commented on Mia's Instagram post.

Zoe also responded with perfect humour:

"Oh, Jason's wife, you big silly! I'm merely the wife of a famous man: of course I don't deserve my name attached to the project inspired by my book."

Fans weren't happy with Fairfax for its retro, sexist headline.

"Revolting", "ridiculous", and "infuriating" seemed to be the bulk of the sentiment on Mia's Instagram, with over 100 commenters jumping on board to express their disgust.

Fairfax has since updated the headline on their websites with Zoe's name. Go figure.

Want more? We thought you might like this video.

 
 

Sign Out

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 comments