But it’s also true that she’s a world-renowned human rights lawyer representing a variety of people who have been wronged.
The Associated Press must have forgotten that on Saturday, because they sent out this tweet (below) about Amal representing a journalist that had been jailed in Egypt:
Um… what the what?! What does being an actor’s wife have anything to do with her work for human rights?? Come on, Associated Press — do better!!
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, but they took a ton of heat from people on Twitter over their mis-characterization of Amal.
Just hours later, they sent a new tweet out that was much improved:
Now we’re getting somewhere, y’all.
It’s tough enough for women to gain the respect of their colleagues in many historically male-dominated fields — they don’t need the AP working against them, too!
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