The editors at Glamour magazine continue to pat themselves on the back for being, at least from their very skewed, limited and twisted viewpoint, oh so tolerant. They are just so proud of themselves for naming a man who dresses up as a woman, and a woman, Cecile Richards, who runs the largest abortion provider in the nation, two of their 2015 “Women of the Year” award recipients.
Despite an outcry from some, Glamour’s editor-in-chief, Cindi Leive, claims concerns about their choices of nominees is a problem with readers, not the magazine
“It certainly gives you an appreciation for the hostility to the trans community that still exists out there,” Leive told ABC News. “The awards are intended to honor diversity among women leaders and trailblazers who are as diverse as the population of women in this world. We’re proud of that, and we’re proud of what Caitlyn Jenner has done to illuminate what so many in the trans community go through,” Leive told ABC News.
Here we go again. The moment anyone doesn’t applaud or embrace the latest so-called lifestyle choice, no matter how damaging for those involved and no matter how much confusion and pain it causes, we’re the bad guys.
Not only is it ridiculous to choose a man in high heels for a “women of the year” award, but what type of trail is Bruce (aka Caitlyn) Jenner blazing exactly? Jenner can take hormones and wear makeup and skirts all day long, but nothing will change his DNA. Jenner and others who call themselves transgender don’t need more accolades; they need serious guidance and prayers.
Sue Ellen Browder, journalist, author and Catholic convert, who once wrote for the infamous Cosmo magazine, echoes similar concerns. She says Glamour is doing this to sell more magazines but is insulting women instead of lifting them up.
“Naming Bruce Jenner one of their ‘Women of the Year’ is insulting and demeaning to a woman’s personhood. He’s not a woman. He’s never been pregnant. He can’t get pregnant. He’s never had a period. He’s never gone through menopause. The whole thing would be ludicrous if it wasn’t so tragic.”
In her new book, “Subverted: How I Helped the Sexual Revolution Hijack the Women’s Movement” (Ignatius Press, $22.95), Browder details through her own personal experience and solid research what led to the current cultural madness.
“These editors sincerely believe, as I once foolishly believed when I was a pro-choice writer for Cosmopolitan magazine, that they are defending truth and justice for women, but they’re not. Pro-life feminists who see Planned Parenthood’s abortion business for the betrayal of women it truly is are appalled at Glamour’s failure to recognize the freedom of a woman to be a mother, whatever her situation or circumstance.”
So this is what “honoring women” looks like in today’s upside-down world. A man who dresses up like a woman and a woman who runs a multimillion dollar operation that kills hundreds of thousands of little girls and boys each year — a woman who just testified before Congress for her part in allegedly profiting from the body parts of those aborted babies — are seen fit to be recognized as trailblazers and role models.
In the end, the only thing Glamour is doing with their 2015 “Women of the Year” honorees is highlighting just how far gone our society truly is and how much we need to blaze a very different trail and find our way home to God.
Teresa Tomeo is the host of “Catholic Connection,” produced by Ave Maria Radio and heard daily on EWTN Global Catholic Radio and Sirius Channel 130.