Glamour Magazine has named U2 frontman Bono on their annual Women of the Year list because of his campaigning for women’s rights. He says he’s grateful for the honour and that the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men fight along with women.
The internet is not happy:
Is this a Halloween prank? Bono getting Woman of the Year Award from Glamour magazine. 2016 is vile. https://t.co/8h1Xk0eQg9
— Adrianne Peltz (@adi_peltz) November 1, 2016
Apparently Glamour Magazine could not find enough 'great women' to filled their Women of the Year list and had to name Bono in stead!! https://t.co/YC5qJTDlOt
— Bianca Jagger (@BiancaJagger) November 2, 2016
Glamour Magazine’s editor-in-chief Cindi Leive says they talked for years about including a man on the list and that Bono is one of those men who has done wonderful things for women, like launching his One campaign launched a Poverty is Sexist movement last year.
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour wrote an article supporting Bono receiving the honour.
Other women on Glamour’s 2016 list include Gwen Stefani; Simone Biles; Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi, the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement; Ashley Graham; Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund; Nadia Murad, anti-Isis campaigner; Miuccia Prada; Zendaya; and Emily Doe, the Stanford sexual assault case survivor.