The Wellcome Collection, a museum and library, fired off a tweet Saturday promoting Material for Daylight, a four-day event that “aims to challenge archives, change narratives and amplify new voices.”
The tweet read: “Typeset women back into history with #Daylighting our four-day program of letter printing presses, zine workshops, discussions on how womxn can challenge existing archives, Wikipedia 101 and more. 18-21 Oct. Explore the program.”
The tweet received backlash from social media users who mocked the museum’s decision to use “womxn” and called on it to use the word “woman,” according to The Guardian.
“We should have put more thought into whether this was the right term to use when communicating about the event. We made a mistake, and we should not have used it,” the museum said in a statement on Wednesday. “We’re sorry that we made the wrong call.”