Bono Wins Glamour Magazine’s Woman of the Year Award
If you thought that you must be a woman to be featured as Glamour Magazine’s woman of the year, then you better think again – because the unexpected just happened. Singer and humanitarian Bono, 56, has been featured as the first Man of the Year on the women magazine for the first time in thirty-six years.
Many people may not understand why Bono appears on this list that is known to celebrate the ‘women tribe.’ His role as a humanitarian and U2 frontman has placed him in a better position to be recognized as someone who commits his life to fighting for equality and the rights of women. His campaign, dubbed Poverty is Sexist, which was started in 2015, has helped a lot of women access health services, business opportunities and education at various platforms.
Bono and others founded One organization in 2004 in a bid to fight diseases and poverty in Africa.
Bono was very grateful for the honor and was quoted saying that men are the main causes of the most of the problems that are faced by women. For the fight for equality to be realized, men should thus be involved in the process of finding the solutions. He also noted that the leaders have a role in championing for women rights and failure to which such leaders should be voted out. He reminded the electorate that they have more power in their hands than they already know and that the leaders should be answerable to them.
Cindi Leive, editor-in-chief of Glamour Magazine, has confessed that they have had discussions whether to feature a man on the Women of the Year list. The idea has been turned down severally because men already have a lot of awards that target them and this may harm Glamour’s vision. Bono, however, is exemplary as he created a cause that promotes and champions for women rights and he should thus be appreciated.
Other honorees on the 2016 feature are fashion designer Miuccia Prada; Christine Lagarde; IMF chief, Nadia Murad; a survivor of ISIS kidnap, Ashley Graham; a body activist and model, and Alicia Graza and Patrisse Cullors; both activists with Black Lives Matter. Glamor Magazine will feature Bono and other honorees in its 2016 December issue. The celebration will be held on November 14 in Los Angeles, and the winners will be rounded up by No Doubt frontwoman Gwen Stefan, actress Zendaya and Olympian Simone Biles.
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