Rose McGowan News 2015: Actress Slams Caitlyn Jenner, Says 'You Do Not Understand What Being A Woman Is About'
Rose McGowan is taking issue with Caitlyn Jenner—or specifically with a remark that the transgender activist made during her Glamour Woman of the Year acceptance speech, in which she joked, "The hardest part about being a woman is deciding what to wear."
Taking to Facebook with a now-deleted post, McGowan did not hold back and called out Jenner on her choice of words (quotes via Just Jared):
"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—ing learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege," McGowan said. "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."
McGown reportedly later amended her thoughts from the post, writing:
"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 ... 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."
According to the Daily Mail, the actress' posts were also accompanied by photos of abused women with Jenner's quote superimposed over them.
To be fair, Jenner's acceptance speech acknowledged that she still has much to learn about her new gender.
"All of a sudden, all these new questions came into my life. People were going, 'What's your style? What are you gonna wear? Who are your heroes? Are you a feminist?'" she said in her speech (quotes via People). "All these questions, and I said, 'Oh my gosh, I've got so much to learn.'"