- The Washington Times - Monday, November 16, 2015

The widower a New York City police officer killed on 9/11 has returned his wife’s posthumous “Woman of the Year” award after Glamour magazine gave the same honor to Caitlyn Jenner last week.

NYPD Officer Moira Smith was posthumously given the award in 2001 after she was killed helping people evacuate out of the south tower. Her husband, James Smith, told the New York Post that he has yanked the award off the shelf in his Long Island home and FedExed it back to Glamour, after learning that the transgender woman formerly known as Bruce was honored last week.

“I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner ‘Woman of the Year,’ ” Mr. Smith wrote in a letter to Glamour.

“Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man?” he wrote. “At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases … the list of possibilities goes on … is this the best you could do?”

Ms. Jenner is the second transgender woman to be honored by Glamour after “Orange is the New Black” star Laverne Cox was recognized last year.



A spokesman for the magazine told the New York Post that it received Mr. Smith’s letter, but stands by its honors.

“We were proud to honor his wife … in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner,” a Glamour spokeswoman said. “Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences.”

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