Police Officer Moira Smith died on September 11, 2001, while responding to the World Trade Center terrorist attacks when Tower Two fell. Glamour Magazine posthumously gave her the Woman of the Year Award, which was accepted by her husband, James Smith. Now, almost fifteen years later, he's written an open letter to Glamour about why he's returning it:
In it, he writes:
I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year.'...Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man? At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police officers 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?
Glamour has responded in a statement, saying:
We were proud to honor his wife...in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner. Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.