Glamour magazine has just released its 2016 鈥Women of the Year鈥 roundup, and people are NOT HAPPY about one of the selections.


Each year, the magazine chooses a group of 鈥渋nspiring women from across the worlds of fashion, politics, entertainment, sports, and activism鈥 to recognize as its women of the year, the idea being that said women contributed to the advancement of gender equality in their given field of work. Well, this year marks the first time that the women of the year list has included a man: 56-year-old U2 lead singer Bono has been added to the list as the mag鈥檚 first 鈥渕an of the year.鈥 And some people are a bit confused about the choice:

The inclusion of Bono is a choice that 2005 woman of the year, CNN anchor Christiane Amanpour, defends: 鈥淚鈥檓 on Glamour鈥檚 side: I think Bono is the perfect choice for this first-time honor because, now 56, he鈥檚 been trying to do good for as long as he鈥檚 been making music.鈥 Amanpour specifically names Bono鈥檚 Poverty Is Sexist campaign, targeted at providing support for the world鈥檚 poorest women.

While there鈥檚 no doubt that the U2 frontman has used his considerable platform for good, the inclusion of a man in a roundup of influential women does seem a bit鈥 puzzling. Glamour Editor-in-Chief Cindi Leive told CBS Boston that it feels outdated to not recognize men 鈥渨ho are doing wonderful things for women these days,鈥 which is why the magazine decided this year to mix things up. They certainly got people talking.

Less controversial additions to the list include Olympian Simone Biles, Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, and Stanford rape survivor 鈥淓mily Doe.鈥

What do you think of Glamour鈥檚 鈥渕an of the year鈥 honor? Tell us @BritandCo!

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