The actress and singer criticised her acceptance speech at Glamour’s Woman Of The Year awards, saying ‘you do not understand what being a woman is about at all’
The backlash against Cailtyn Jenner continues. One man lost his wife, an NYPD officer, on September 11. That year, Glamour posthumously awarded her "Woman Of The Year". When Caitlyn Jenner received the award this year, the man returned his wife’s award in protest, lashing out at Jenner’s life of luxury in comparison to the trans youth he tried to help every day during his work as a police officer, serving the streets of New York.
While accepting her "Woman Of The Year" award, Jenner said that "the hardest part of being a woman is figuring out what to wear". Actress Rose McGowan, a long-time campaigner for gender equality, was wholly unimpressed and wrote a long, since-deleted Facebook post criticising the former Olympian.
“Caitlyn Jenner you do not understand what being a woman is about at all. You want to be a woman and stand with us – well learn us. We are more than deciding what to wear. We are more than the stereotypes foisted upon us by people like you. You’re a woman now? Well fucking learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege. Woman of the year? No, not until you wake up and join the fight. Being a woman comes with a lot of baggage. The weight of unequal history. You’d do well to learn it. You’d do well to wake up. Woman of the year? Not by a long fucking shot."
Harsh words, or do you understand McGowan’s frustrations?