At Glamour‘s ceremony on Monday, Nov. 9, Jenner was honored as their 2015 Woman of the Year. During her acceptance speech, Jenner noted that the “hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear.”
The comment really rubbed McGowan and many others the wrong way. And according to Us Weekly, McGowan went on a Facebook rant to explain her stance against Jenner.
“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,” McGowan wrote. “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***ing learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege.”
She added, “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***ing shot.”
Along with her rant, she posted some graphic images of some of the worst things women have been through, including a woman being raped and a woman being followed home late at night. She also included a photo of O.J. Simpson’s late wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, covered in bruises. Kris Jenner, Caitlyn’s ex-wife, was best friends with Nicole.
McGowan later added another note, clarifying her comments had nothing to do with her feelings about 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/ 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.”