International Women’s Day is a big deal on social media today (Twitter even gave the hashtag its own little icon, just like they did for #BlackLivesMatter).
CNN’s certainly into it, and posted a lengthy Twitter thread comprising interviews with “women around the world,” asking each one, “What single thing would you change to improve gender equality where you are?”
Throwing a bit of a curveball into the mix, CNN decided to include Caitlyn Jenner, who shared her thoughts on how girls are brought up.
— CNN (@CNN) March 8, 2018
It’s not a bad interview for being 18 seconds long, but a few wondered why Jenner made the cut. It seems CNN’s trying to avoid the backlash the Women’s March got for “excluding” transwomen with a lot of their binary gender language and female genitalia pussy hats.
…..come on. https://t.co/bV7ejDXsJn
— Brandon Morse (@TheBrandonMorse) March 8, 2018
Apparently, this is still a thing… https://t.co/BzTslgHURh
— Zeith ? Bear (@ZeithBear) March 8, 2018
I honestly could not roll my eyes harder if I tried https://t.co/QgwVjo37i4
— Kali Ma (@Kali_Ma90) March 8, 2018
Let someone else have the mic on this one. https://t.co/9yvDELWslf
— mitrebox (@mitrebox) March 8, 2018
I know I'm not being PC, but CNN interviewing Caitlyn Jenner on how to improve gender equality on International Women's day???? C'mon CNN. https://t.co/abJW3RcsGQ
— Ludlow Lamonsoff (@LudlowLamonsoff) March 8, 2018
Uh-oh CNN … you might have stepped in it with this one.
Really! So now Caitlyn is speaking for women https://t.co/JRlbxh135e
— Lynda Oriaso (@LyndaOriaso) March 8, 2018
How, exactly, do you know what it's like to grow up as a girl, Kate? https://t.co/DNA1L525Xh
— Upstate Federalist (@upstatefederlst) March 8, 2018
How the hell would Jenner know? I'm tired of trans people acting like they understand the complete female experience. It's patronizing and insulting to women. https://t.co/R3IcqlzlYE
— Jill Colton (@Jill_Colton) March 8, 2018
you can get mad if you want to…..BUT "Bruce" is not speaking up for me as a woman when he has been one of a few years? But he knows how it has always been to be a woman? NO https://t.co/R6lTiQjdCg
— ??Kim❤️VOLS?? (@kim_murrell) March 8, 2018
How would Jenner know how women are brought up? Regardless of your feelings about this person's gender – born and raised male, insanely privileged. In the realm of intersectionality, Jenner should have little voice on women's issues. Trans issues, ok. Women's, no. https://t.co/GypZ0HPPUY
— Anne [V]i[K]ing (@AV_snarkeyes) March 8, 2018
A man who achieved elite status in men's athletics steals the spotlight from women to call them second-class citizens on #InternationalWomensDay
Good job, everyone. Way to f'ing go. https://t.co/Npxp3Zg02W
— Dani The Girl (@NewYearsDani) March 8, 2018
'Shut the SH*T up'! Meghan McCain takes heat for daring to speak TRUTH about modern feminism https://t.co/6ZlNX4z3xH
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 8, 2018