Glamour Magazine has picked two people as their “Women Of The Year,” one man and one woman. The woman, Reese Witherspoon, reached the top of her field when she won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Walk The Line. The man, Caitlyn Jenner, reached the top of his profession when he:
A. Won the Olympic decathlon in 1976;
B. Graced the cover of Vanity Fair after having breast implants while he was still connected to his penis.
C. Starred in the gargantuan hit series, “I Am Cait.”
Glamour has a habit of giving its honorary award to transgendered individuals or those who champion them, including Hillary Clinton, Lena Dunham, Laverne Cox, Cher, and Lady Gaga.
The magazine called itself “Glamour: For the girl with the job.”
Glamour Magazine was founded in 1939, known then as Glamour in Hollywood. By 1943, instead of concentrating on Hollywood stars, it had a different mission, a mission that would perfectly apply to its newest honoree, Jenner. The magazine called itself “Glamour: For the girl with the job.”
Whatever name one appends to Jenner’s appendage, the fact is that Jenner is still a man biologically and genetically. Implanted breasts and dresses simply mask the deep-seated issues that most likely exist, and Glamour does no favor to women by encouraging them to engage in the flight from reality that Jenner, et al, would espouse.
Glamour has been defined as “a romantic, exciting, and often illusory attractiveness.” Illusory would seem to best apply here; given the choice, how many men would prefer to spend an evening alone with Jenner as opposed to Reese Witherspoon?