Actress Rose McGowan blasted transgender female Caitlyn Jenner for saying the “hardest part of being a woman” is figuring out what to wear. McGowan said the surgically enhanced female does not understand the first thing about being a woman because womanhood is not just about clothes and makeup.
“Caitlyn Jenner, you do not understand what being a woman is about at all,” Rose wrote in a since-deleted Facebook post. “You want to be a woman and stand with us – well, learn. We are more than deciding what to wear.”
McGowan continued: “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.
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.”
The former Bruce Jenner made the comments about the trials and tribulations of how to dress herself after being crowned “Woman of the Year” by Glamour magazine. Caitlyn, 66, said it’s difficult deciding what to wear even now — after being a woman for a whopping 5 months. Jenner officially came out as a transgender woman in June 2015 and still has her penis.
“The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear,” Caitlyn told BuzzFeed. “It’s always that way; I never thought it would come to this. I had really no sense of style.”
Caitlyn and Glamour magazine have both received heavy backlash over Jenner’s “Woman Of the Year” title, as critics say the token award to a transgender female who has been a woman for five months is a shameful publicity stunt.
James Smith, a widower whose police-officer wife died rescuing people from the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, said giving Caitlyn the award trivializes womanhood. James’ wife, Moira Smith, was named Glamour’s Woman of the Year in 2001, a month after she died.
James said he was disgusted by Glamour magazine’s desperate publicity stunt. “I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,'” Smith wrote in an emotional letter. “Was there no woman in America — or the rest of the world — more deserving than this man?”
This was a publicity stunt meant to resuscitate a dying medium. After discussing this slap in the face to the memory of our Hero with my family, I have decided to return Moira’s award to Glamour magazine.”
Smith slammed speculation he’s transphobic, noting he helped many struggling transgender youth during his years as s a police officer. James said unlike Caitlyn, those teenagers didn’t have the luxury of wealth, fame, and the Kardashian PR machine to ease their transition. Most transgender individuals are bullied, harassed, and sometimes beaten physically before and after they come out.
“They didn’t have the luxury of being part of the Kardashian circus,” said Smith. “They weren’t living in a Malibu Barbie beach house surrounded by what passes for family in Hollywood. They were truly brave people fighting hourly for existence. I believe this … trivializes the transgender experience as I have witnessed it.”