Women Cry Foul as Glamour Names Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year’

The anger over Glamour Magazine’s decision to name a man — Bruce Jenner — as their ‘Woman of the Year’ does not show any signs of dissipating. And unsurprisingly, it’s women who are the most angry of all.

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In a stinging commentary, Nicole Russell writes that by choosing Jenner as woman of the year, “Glamour endorses the idea that men are better at being women than we are.”

Russell compares Glamour’s insulting maneuver to a cover of New York Magazine featuring transgender Martine Rothblatt as the “highest-paid female CEO” in the nation. “Apparently real women can’t cut it, so we’ve got to import men into our ranks to win awards,” Russell notes.

“Jenner might feel like he is a woman,” she writes, “he might want to be a woman, he might be living as a woman, but thoughts do not generate biology or reality.”

Australian-born feminist Germaine Greer accused Glamour of “misogyny” in its decision to award Jenner its woman of the year award, noting that transgender women are “not women” and do not “look like, sound like or behave like women.”

“I think misogyny plays a really big part in all of this,” Greer said, “that a man who goes to these lengths to become a woman will be a better woman than someone who is just born a woman.”

Meanwhile, writing for Celeb Dirty Laundry, Andie Howard channeled the anger of readers who “want to know what Caitlyn did besides transition from male to female in order to deserve the honor.”

“In 2015, Bruce Jenner became Caitlyn Jenner and it took a lot of courage to transition in such a public way. That said, does Caitlyn deserve to sweep every award show for having gender reassignment? What else has she done?”

Of course, Glamour is probably eating all of this publicity up and doesn’t regret their decision even a tiny bit. How long are we going to let this charade continue, though, that men who mutilate themselves and dress up as women are more female than actual women are?

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