Wednesday, July 06, 2005

I Win (Sort Of)

I have yet to receive any sort of response from Reuters, much less an apology, but I did receive this, after writing to the March of Dimes because their expert was quoted in the story:

... Terms that liken human
malformations and other anatomical abnormalities to features of nonhuman
animals are less commonly used now than in the past, but still not everyone
realizes how offensive most of them are. I will make this point to Reuters
shortly, as I'm not happy having the March of Dimes or myself associated
with such tabloid treatment of the family's misfortune.

Dick Leavitt
Director of Science Information
Office of the Medical Director
March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

They're getting another donation from me.

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