Lots of, erm, interest in our cursor swap. Here’s our statement we just sent to a reporter inquiring about the decision.
The coat hanger has clearly become a symbolic icon that triggers outrage and debate in our hearts and minds. We chose to switch the Tumblr cursor to a coat hanger after seeing the strong reactions our friends at the Huffington Post received. After all, 40 years after the Roe. v. Wade decision, a woman’s right to choose is still leading the national debate—and influencing the Republican Party’s national platform.