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If you’re a devoted Friday Links reader, you might have noticed that the two Adn Kronos International (AKI) stories from last Friday used the exact same stock photo (pictured below) of Muslim women to accompany their stories.
“Well,” you think to yourself, “maybe the stories were similar. Like from the same part of the world or something.”
But the similarities end at the sloppy cut-and-paste job. One story is about polygamous marriages in Italy, the other is about a Qatari woman’s take on technology and how it shapes all Muslim women’s lives.
We’ve critiqued AKI’s flawed use of Muslim women stock photos before. Using the same pictures for both stories is harmful because it presents the idea that one Muslim woman equals another, that there are no differences between us based on culture or geography.
I suggest that AKI gets a new photo editor.