Glamour Strikes Out with Its 'Women of the Year' List

Nick Kangadis | November 6, 2017
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Samantha Bee, Rep. Maxine Waters and Linda Sarsour.

Typically hearing those names conjures visions of revolutionary women who have galvanized a movement of other strong women.

Relax. I’m totally kidding. In reality, those names tend to induce a gag reflex in which one’s lunch comes to the surface.

Glamour magazine recently released their “Women of the Year” for 2017, and it’s every bit as uninformed as you think it would be, save an exception or two.

The first entry on the list is the organizers of the extremely one-sided Women’s March, which took place the day after President Trump’s inauguration. One of the organizers of said event was Sharia Law lover Linda Sarsour.

While Glamour barely mentions Sarsour by name, the self-proclaimed feminist has been the most brazen and vocal of the Women’s March organizers, of which Glamour waxed poetic.

“We saw the march was about allies, not enemies,” author Anna Holmes wrote. “The biggest cheers in D.C. were not for speakers’ anti-Trump remarks but for the invocation of sisterhood, for calls to band together, and for the line of women snaking through the crowd with portraits of Sojourner Truth, Alice Paul, and Harriet Tubman.”

That’s not true.

Those of us who were covering the Women’s March back in January saw and heard that the loudest cheers and the most fervent support came when people like Ashley Judd and Madonna took the newly-minted president to task, threatening to blow up his house. The whole thing was an anti-Trump, pro-Planned Parenthood rally.

Mira Jacob, the author of the Samantha Bee “Women of the Year” tribute, admitted in her first paragraph to being Bee’s editor for her column on a parenting website. Jacob even talked about giving Bee social media advice.

While that may seem docile in nature, how can you be taken seriously as a journalist when the only reason Bee’s even considered among the “Women of the Year” is because you’ve been friends with them for a while? It’s fine to help your friends, but a true Woman of the Year probably shouldn’t lie and push false narratives for a living.

Waters was put forth as one of the “Women of the Year” because she “speaks truth to power.”

“The veteran lawmaker has long wielded her unapologetically laser-sharp tongue—surgical in its precision, devastating in its impact—in service of her progressive politics,” author Denene Millner wrote.

Whatever drugs Millner is on must be good, because you’d have to be high in order classify Waters’ verbal diarrhea in such a way.

This list just goes to show that publications like Glamour and Cosmopolitan have a long way to go before their political accumen catches up with the level of modern feminism that they espouse.

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