Arielle Tornheim

Last week during our discussion on race and gender we spoke about Caitlyn Jenner at one point. This reminded me about how Caitlyn won “Woman of the Year” by Glamour Magazine, there was a whole controversy on it considering that she wasn’t even a woman for a year. A widower of a 9/11 officer returned his late wife’s award because he thought it disrespected his wife. His wife had to die for our country in order to receive while Jenner just had to turn into a woman. In the article below it shows that Glamour magazine said that they recognized Jenner for being brave enough to come out and show her true self.

Do you think that Glamour Magazine was right to put Caitlyn Jenner as the “Woman of the Year”? Or was the widower right for returning the award?


One thought on “Arielle Tornheim

  1. I do not believe Glamour Magazine was right to put Caitlyn Jenner as “Woman of the Year”. I do not believe the husband should have returned the award but I do recognize and see where he is coming from. Caitlyn Jenner is not the typical trans woman in terms of how her transition was. Yes, transgender women started to get more exposure due to her transition but people were also starting to recognize and empathize with their struggle with Laverne Cox. Laverne Cox is a better representation of the trans community because she is also an activist, and openly talks about her struggle which portrays a better narrative. Caitlyn was already very famous, had a lot of exposure due to the fact that she was already a reality TV star after being on Keeping Up With the Kardashians. So her narrative isn’t as relatable due to the wealth and status that she already had in society.


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