Caitlyn Jenner recently won Glamour Magazine's Woman of the Year award in the "Transgender Champion" category, and it sure has lit a fire under people's open letter writing hands. First there was the man who furiously returned the award posthumously given to his hero wife. Now actress Rose McGowan is pissed as hell. Apparently, during her acceptance speech, Jenner joked that the "hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear." OH NO she didn't!
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.
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 f—king shot.
She later changed her statement, editing the post to ad:
Let me amend this by saying I'm happy for what she's doing visibility wise for the trans community, and I'm happy she's living her truth, but comments like hers have consequences for other women. How we are perceived, what our values are, and leads to more stereotyping. If you know you are going to be speaking to media about being a woman, maybe come to understand our struggles.
McGowan has a point about the stereotyping of women's interests and needs, though expecting more from a fashion magazine award ceremony is weird. However, her words suggest that Jenner isn't really a woman at all, which is a stereotype transgender women are fighting themselves. No one was writing Caitlyn open letters about her bad choices when she was going by "Bruce."