I know, I know, I really shouldn’t be looking at News.com.au, but pointing out the stupid is just too much fun. Like this story on their homepage:
Why is Owen Vaughan, the news editor of an Australian website, writing about fashion trends in shops that aren’t in Australia?
THE look this summer is barely contained rage against rapists, neo-Nazis and, well, men in general.
Oh, this is just laughable. H&M is in the northern hemisphere and this is a fashion collection for the northern winter. You’d think the picture would be a dead giveaway that it’s not a summer look. Derr. I guess that’s what happens when you rip all your news from the Daily Mail. Very poor form not to give them credit for the story – five links in the News.com.au re-write and not one to the original. In the rest of the world, we call passing someone else’s work off as your own, plagiarism.
Fashion chain H&M, the home of hip clothes that are destined for the recycling bin in just a matter months, has decided that every woman wants to be Lisbeth Salander, the permanently p***ed off hacker in Stieg Larsson’s best-seller The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.
So you can channel your hatred for all men while still looking cute at the bar.
I haven’t read the books but even I know the original title is Men who hate women. And check out the reader comments:
Ellen of Adelaide
Obviously the author of this article hasn’t read the books as Lisbeth hates men who hate women, there’s a difference. And she’s not permanently p***ed off, she just chooses her friends wisely.
Confused of Hobart
At what stage in the story did Lisbeth profess her hate for all men???
Lisbeth doesnt hate men, she’s just very aware of how some men treat vulnerable women.
Evelyn Joy of Sydney
If you read the books you would get that she is not a man hater but a victim of the most brutal crimes.This hard edged look is very sexy./
Oh, how embarrassing for you, Owen Vaughan.