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.
'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.
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.
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.
Bono won "Woman of the Year" and Wonder Woman is a UN ambassador. If only there were real, live, human women to celebrate.— Melissa Royle (@melissaroyle) November 2, 2016
This decision was met with some criticism.
Glamour naming Bono "Woman of the Year" is just another example of a man getting a job despite there being women more qualified to do it.— OhNoSheTwitnt 🏳️🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt) November 2, 2016
Some found the move painfully ironic.
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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