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Newsweek turns Tumblr cursor into a coat hanger to protest GOP platform

Posted by Adrienne Lavidor-Berman  August 21, 2012 01:31 PM

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Earlier today, Newsweek announced on its Tumblr account that it was changing its cursor to a coat hanger in protest of the Republican platform on abortion that allows no exceptions for rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

"We’re retiring the mustache cursor for the day. Here’s our new one: a coat hanger."

Newsweek's Social Media Editor, Brian Ries, tweeted an explanation:

The coat hanger-as-cursor is generating a lot of feedback, as you would imagine, including this response from a Dorchester resident.

What do you think of Newsweek's new cursor on Tumblr?

Adrienne Lavidor-Berman is a social media producer at Boston.com. Follow her on Twitter @adriennelb.


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