Today’s Phrase That Pays Goes To…

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…actress Rose McGowan who slammed Caitlyn Jenner for her remarks that the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear” at the recent Glamour Women of the Year Awards:

“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. 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.”

*grabs bullhorn* Lady Jenner, YOU HAVE BEEN “GATHERED.”

McGowan later deleted the post on her Facebook page (P*SSY!!!) and added:

“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.”

Whew! Valid points, FOR SURE! But let’s face it: Caitlyn just “arrived.” She lived as Bruce for over 60 years. We can’t expect her to do and say all of the right things instantaneously. Right?

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