- The Washington Times - Thursday, November 3, 2016

Glamour’s “Women of the Year Awards” will feature a first on Nov. 14 in Los Angles — a male honoree.

U2’s Bono will join famous female faces like singer Gwen Stefani, Olympic gymnast Simon Biles and many others as the magazine celebrates “brave women worldwide.” Editors said that their decision was based upon the observation that “these days most women want men — no, need men — in our tribe.”

“When the president declared himself a feminist, when super-cool actors line up to endorse the United Nations’ #HeForShe campaign, when a major male rock star who could do anything at all with his life decides to focus on the rights of women and girls worldwide — well, all that’s worth celebrating,” the magazine wrote Tuesday. “We’re proud to name that rock star, Bono, our first Man of the Year.”

Some of the other honorees include:

  • Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, and Opal Tometi: “The Founders of #BlackLivesMatter: The Justice Seekers.”
  • Miuccia Prada: “The Fashion Force.”
  • Nadia Murad: “The Woman Who Stood Up to ISIS.”

One of Bono’s accomplishments to be recognized will be his “Poverty is Sexist” campaign, which aims to help women who survive on less than $2 per day.

“The campaign’s first order of business: to document a clear link between poverty and gender, and send that data to every president and prime minister in the world,” the magazine wrote.

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