Yesterday, 8th of March was the International Women’s Day and to celebrate, CNN spoke to a few women to talk about their experience of being a woman.
Among the women CNN spoke with was transgender icon, Caitlyn Jenner, who said women are brought up to be a sort of second class citizen.
In her words;
“My path to womanhood was very different and through that process I feel like I learned a lot about women. Women are brought up to kind of be a second-class citizen. Emotionally weaker. Physically weaker. I’ve always been inspired by strong women. And in particular, both by daughters: Kendall and Kylie.”
The transgender icon made the controversial remarks on Thursday where the 68-year-old was recognized for also being a supporter of Israel and LGBTQ rights at The Sixth Annual Champions of Jewish Values International Awards Gala in New York.
Caitlyn Marie Jenner formerly known as Bruce Jenner, is an American television personality and retired Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete
Jenner was a college football player for the Graceland Yellow jackets before incurring a knee injury that required surgery. Coach L. D. Weldon, who had coached Olympic decathlete Jack Parker, convinced Jenner to try the decathlon. After intense training, Jenner won the 1976 Olympics decathlon event at the Montreal Olympic Games, gaining fame as “an all-American hero”.
Jenner set a third successive world record while winning the Olympics. The winner of the Olympic decathlon is traditionally given the unofficial title of “world’s greatest athlete”. With that stature, Jenner subsequently established a career in television, film, writing, auto racing, business and as a Playgirl cover model.
Jenner has six children with three successive wives: Chrystie Crownover, Linda Thompson, and Kris Jenner. Since 2007, Jenner has appeared on the reality television series Keeping Up with the Kardashians with Kris, their daughters Kendall and Kylie Jenner, and step-children Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Rob Kardashian.
Previously identifying publicly as male, Jenner revealed her identity as a trans woman in April 2015, publicly announcing her name change from Bruce to Caitlyn in a July 2015 Vanity Fair cover story. Her name and gender change became official on September 25, 2015. She has been called the most famous openly transgender woman in the world. From 2015 to 2016, Jenner starred in the reality television series I Am Cait, which focused on her gender transition.