Most of the world is aware of the fact that former Olympian, Bruce Jenner, has transformed into Caitlyn Jenner this last year. Although she did not undergo reassignment surgery, she claims her transition to a women is complete.
Caitlyn has received a lot of support from family, friends, and fans. Between being on the cover of Vogue and being a recipient of the EPSY’S Arthur Ashe Courage Award, she is a major topic almost everyone is discussing. In recent news, Caitlyn Jenner had been selected by Glamour magazine (my favorite) to receive the “Woman of the Year” award. It was no surprise that this had left major controversy.
One man, who’s wife received the award 14 years ago, was so furious over Caitlyn as a recipient, he returned his wife’s award to Glamour. James Smith’s wife, Moira Smith, had won the award for saving lives during the attacks on September 11th, and he believed that Caitlyn Jenner winning the award could not be justified.
According to Caitlyn, the hardest part about being a women is “figuring out what to wear.” Actress Rose McGowan, spoke out about her view on Caitlyn winning the award:
“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 f—king learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege,” McGowan wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, Nov. 16.
Personally, I do not believe that Glamour made the best decision in choosing Caityln for the award. I would have to agree with Rose McGowan on this one. If you think about it, she has not even been a woman for a whole year yet! From a business stand point, I understand why Glamour chose her as a recipient. She brought them high ratings, and discussion regarding the award is continuing to trend. In the end that’s all that actually matters, right?