When the awful news broke on Monday that fashion designer and model L'Wren Scott had been found dead in an apparent suicide, media-watchers began noticing a trend in the way that news outlets referred to Scott:
The fact that Scott was Jagger's partner is certainly a relevant part of the story of her death, but many on Twitter expressed their consternation that a successful and accomplished woman was being defined, in part, by the man
Cannot believe news orgs are referring to L'Wren Scott as "Mick Jagger's girlfriend" in their headlines. She was a well-known designer/model
— Jenny Rogers (@jennyrogersDC) March 17, 2014
L'Wren Scott was an acclaimed fashion designer. That she was Mick Jagger's girlfriend shouldn't be the lede in her obit.
— Kim Bellware (@bellwak) March 17, 2014
This story is about her. And she was a person who had accomplished much in life. In this case, Mick Jagger is "L'Wren Scott's boyfriend."
— ☹ Alex Alvarez ☹ (@soalexgoes) March 17, 2014
hi, please stop referring to L'Wren Scott as Mick Jagger's girlfriend on first reference, ty
— jessica testa (@jtes) March 17, 2014
Before L'Wren Scott was known as "Mick Jagger's girlfriend", she was known as a designer with a pretty damn successful career.
— Abbie Ruzicka (@AbbieRuzicka) March 17, 2014
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