Glamour mag’s decision to make Caitlyn Jenner Woman of the Year continues to come under fire.
Shortly after the husband of Moira Smith — an NYPD officer who died on 9/11 — returned his late wife’s award in protest of Jenner receiving the same honor, Rose McGowan is also voicing her opinions against the controversial decision.
In a Facebook post on Monday (which has since been deleted), the 42-year-old criticized the I Am Cait star for saying the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear” in her acceptance speech at the ceremony on November 9.
“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*cking 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*cking shot.”
The Charmed actress reportedly included multiple graphic memes that featured Jenner’s quote with images of women getting raped, being followed home, and in the hospital after birth. Another picture was of Nicole Brown Simpson — O.J. Simpson‘s late wife and Kris Jenner‘s best friend — covered in bruises.
While the TV and film star was obviously off put by the former Olympian’s comment about wardrobe, she added that she respects the work Jenner is doing for the trans community:
“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.”
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