When Writing Goes Awry: ‘She Lost a Womb But Gained a Penis’

By
Rosie DiManno, wordsmith

Today in Things You Can't Unread: Two sentences by Toronto Star columnist Rosie DiManno, whose Friday column about an anesthesiologist accused of sexually assaulting his patients Gawker rightfully described as having the worst lede of all time. Let's have it in full, shall we?

She lost a womb but gained a penis.

The former was being removed surgically — full hysterectomy — while the latter was forcibly shoved into her slack mouth.

Just, wow. You deserve a palate cleanser. Here's a cute cat.