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TOPIC: Caitlyn Jenner receiving Woman of the Year Award

Caitlyn Jenner receiving Woman of the Year Award 22 Nov 2015 21:16 #8597

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This week I found the article on Inquisitir to be interesting titled, "Caityln Jenner 'Woman of the Year' Award Controversy Intensifies". Caitlyn Jenner has appeared and won many awards since coming out in June with her appearance in the cover of Vanity Fair. Recently, she has won Glamour's Woman of the Year Award. This has sparked some people to be angry such as a man named James Smith who returned the award given to his wife who was a New York Police Department officer who perished during the September 11 attacks while rescuing people fourteen years ago. He returned the award with an open letter to Glamour stating "I find it insulting to Moira Smith's memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award. Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?". He later states this has nothing to do with them honoring a transgender person since he supported the decision of giving the award of 2014 to Lavern Cox, but how "when Mr. Jenner said the hardest part about being a woman was figuring out what to wear, he proved to me that he is not truly a woman. I believe this comment and others he has made trivialized the transgender experience as I have witnessed it.".

I found it to be a good image for transgender people when Caitlyn was on the cover of Vanity Fair since it seemed to show a representation of transgender people in the mainstream media. I found it extreme that the man even returned the award his wife received, but I have to agree on some of his arguments for it. Jenner has only come out recently this year and I think there are so many women who have probably contributed so much to the world and are not being recognized for their achievements. I am not sure whether the reason for Caitlyn winning the award might have been with all the buzz she has been receiving.
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