Glamour magazine is being criticized by people all over the world after announcing Caitlyn Jenner as one of the 25 women to receive their ‘Women of the Year’ award.
For many years, Caityln Jenner was known as an USA Olympic winner and reality TV star, Bruce Jenner. Earlier this year Jenner decided he was no longer going to be something he did not want to be, a man.
However, the 66 year-old transgender did not undergo genital transformation surgery, which brings up a huge debate. How can he be a woman?
According to Breitbart.com, ladies are protesting Caitlyn Jenner’s nomination as grossly unfair, considering she has little to no experience of being a woman. Many woman find it insulting to say the least, being that Caitlyn hasn’t done anything as a woman to be called ‘Woman of the Year’.
“There is more to being a woman than hair, breast, dresses and makeup. I’m not against the LGBT community, but this award is a slap in the face to all the women who are better fit for the title”, says sophomore undeclared major Jaycee Hawkins.
Also offended by Glamour Magazine decision, a husband whose wife died in 9/11 and was honored with Glamour magazine’s ‘Woman of the Year’ in 2001, has decided to send his wife’s award back.
He told The New York Post, “At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases . . . the list of possibilities goes on . . . is this the best you could do?”
Many women feel this is another way to say “Men are better than women,” even better at being a woman.
Regardless of all the criticism, Glamour magazine sticks with their decision to honor Jenner with the award. A spokesperson for the magazine stated, “Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”