Rose McGowan was not a fan of Caitlyn Jenner’s Woman of the Year acceptance speech. The Charmed actress, 42, slammed the former Olympian for stating at Glamour’s ceremony on Monday, Nov. 9, that the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.”
“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,” McGowan wrote in a Facebook post on Monday, Nov. 16.
She continued: “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.”
McGowan also posted several graphic memes that featured Jenner’s quote. Some of the photos included a woman getting raped, being followed home late at night, and a woman in the hospital after giving birth. One that particularly stood out was O.J. Simpson’s late wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, covered in bruises. (Jenner’s ex-wife Kris Jenner was best friends with the model-actress.)
As previously reported, Jenner, 66 — who announced she was transgender back in February — was recognized at the ceremony alongside Reese Witherspoon and Victoria Beckham. McGowan may have been put off by the I Am Cait star’s comment, but, overall, she appreciates how brave Jenner has been the past couple of months.
“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,” Rowan added via Facebook. “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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