Rose McGowan has come out in protest of Caitlyn Jenner’s speech at Glamour’s Women of the Year awards, where the former Olympic athlete was one of the night’s honorees.
“Caitlyn Jenner you do not understand what being a woman is about at all,” the actress said on her Facebook. “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.”
McGowan is referencing an interview Jenner gave during the award ceremony in which she said, “The hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.”
“You’re a woman now? Well fucking learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege,” McGowan went on, also decrying Jenner’s award, saying, “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 along fucking shot.”
McGowan later edited the post to applaud Jenner for her visibility and work in 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,” she said. “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.”