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Glamour named Stanford sexual assault survivor 'Emily Doe' and Bono 'Women of the Year'


The woman who was sexually assaulted by Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner was named a 2016 "Woman of the Year" by Glamour magazine, alongside U2 singer Bono.

"Emily Doe" made national headlines after BuzzFeed published her open letter to Turner condemning his actions.

That letter and the resulting outrage at Turner's light sentence went viral.

I hope you end up like me, meaning, I hope you end up like me strong... Victims are survivors.
'Emily Doe'

'I hope you end up like me, strong'

Glamour touted Doe's letter "that changed the conversation about sexual assault forever."

Doe wrote another essay for the magazine's December issue, writing about the fallout since the night she was assaulted.

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FILE - This undated booking file photo provided by Santa Clara County Sheriff shows Brock Turner, a former Stanford University swimmer, who received six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. With the jail sentence Turner received last week generating widespread publicity, some parents are using the case to talk with their own children about sexual misconduct, binge drinking, personal responsibility and other topics. (Santa Clara County Sheriff via AP, File)

Since Doe's letter, Turner has completed a three-month jail sentence and must register as a sex offender. Meanwhile, California closed a legal loophole that allowed convicted rapists lighter sentences when the victim was intoxicated.

When a major male rock star... decides to focus on the rights of women and girls worldwide, well, all that's worth celebrating.
Glamour's endorsement of Bono

Bono was also named a Woman of the Year in honor of his campaigns to promote gender equality, like Poverty is Sexist.

Bono (real name Paul David Hewson) is the first man named to that title.

This decision was met with some criticism.

Some found the move painfully ironic.

United States' Simone Biles performs on the balance beam during the artistic gymnastics women's qualification at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Other 2016 Women of the Year included:

  • Gwen Stefani, singer
  • Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast
  • Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, who founded #BlackLivesMatter

The other nominees, part 2

  • Ashley Graham, the first size-16 model in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
  • Christine Lagarde, the first female finance minister of France
  • Miuccia Prada, head designer of Prada
  • Nadia Murad, who escaped ISIS captivity and is currently trying to bring them to justice at the International Criminal Court
  • Zendaya, actress and activist
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