"The logo has been removed from the department's website, pending consultation with staff."
Aussie flooded social media to share their thoughts on the design, with one writing: "I am a graphic designer and this is the worst logo I've ever seen."
I thought this was satire, but it is either thoughtless or an insult. Public money was spent getting a graphic artist, choosing the designing, selecting colours, approving, printing and publishing this logo for the Prime Minister's and Cabinet's Women's Network. Poor messaging. pic.twitter.com/jDYKNdMCkg
— National Older Women's Network Australia (@OlderWomenNetAu) March 13, 2022
Another added: "'I'm honestly at a point where I don't know if they are just so incredibly stupid or if they are doing it intentionally because they are just so misogynistic."
"No logical mind in existence would entertain this as a coincidence/accident," someone else said.
Others speculated the ill-favoured choice of the colour purple is identical to the eggplant emoji - an emoji that has been widely repurposed to symbolise someone's manhood.
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