People call out CBS News for 'misogyny' after tweet about soccer star Julie Ertz: 'She has a name'

Kerry Justich
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18:  Zach Ertz and Julie Ertz attend The 2018 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Allen Berezovsky/FilmMagic)
People are calling out CBS after referring to soccer star Julie Ertz as Zach Ertz's 'wife.' (Photo: Getty Images)

Julie Ertz and the rest of the U.S. women’s soccer team are headed to the next round of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. But her husband, NFL player Zach Ertz, is still seemingly stealing some of her spotlight after CBS News referred to the renowned soccer player as his wife.

In a tweet about the Eagles tight end being granted leave from his team’s training camp so that he can attend the World Cup, CBS News failed to refer to Team USA’s defensive midfielder by her name.

Now, days after the tweet was originally posted, people are speaking out about the “misogyny” embedded within the post — from its wording to the photo that was also published.

Others took it upon themselves to rewrite CBS’s tweet to balance out the bias.

Someone even suggested that the tweet could still be compromised to recognize both of the athletes names and occupations.

But others said that the point wasn’t to make it even, but instead to point out how women are “almost always marginalized in relation to their husbands.” In fact, it wouldn’t be the first time that accomplished women were referred to as their husband’s wives — the most notable example being Amal Clooney’s birth announcement, where AP referred to the human rights lawyer as George Clooney’s wife.

CBS didn’t immediately respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment.

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