Rose McGowan Blasts Caitlyn Jenner On Facebook

Not one to mince words, Rose McGowan has once again taken to social media to share her unique perspective.

According to a report by Gay Star News, McGowan, an actor best known for her roles on "Charmed," and the 1999 film, "Jawbreaker," recently took to Facebook to share an open letter to Caitlyn Jenner. In the now deleted post, she says to Jenner, "You do not understand what being a woman is about."

McGowan goes on to suggest that Jenner cannot understand what it is to be a woman because she has lived most of her life with male privilege. 

McGowan was especially struck by Jenner's acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, during which the former Olympic athlete joked that "the hardest part about being a woman is figuring out what to wear."

"I got all these new questions from people, saying, 'What’s your style? What are you going to wear? Who are your heroes? Are you a feminist?' All these questions and I said, “Oh my gosh, I have so much to learn,”‘ Jenner said.

McGowan was not amused.

"Caitlyn Jenner, you do not understand what being a woman is about at all," she wrote in an open letter posted on Facebook.

"You want to be a woman and stand with us – well learn us. We are more than deciding what to wear. We are more than the stereotypes foisted upon us by people like you.

"You’re a woman now? Well fucking learn that we have had a VERY different experience than your life of male privilege.

"‘Woman of the year? No, not until you wake up and join the fight,’ she added. ‘Not by a long fucking shot.’"

In an update, McGowan later added: 

"Let me amend this by saying I’m happy for what she’s doing visibility wise for the trans community, and I’m happy she’s living her truth, but comments like hers have consequences for other women,’ she wrote.

"How we are perceived, what our values are, and leads to more stereotyping. If you know you are going to be speaking to media about being a woman, maybe come to understand our struggles."

You may recall that McGowan landed in hot water last year, when she claimed that gay men were more misogynistic than straight men.

Do you agree with her this time? Sound off in the comments. 

H/T: Gay Star News

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Caitlyn is the most selfish human I have ever seen on T.V. But she had great examples with the Kardashians,she claims "I want to do some good with this" well so far you are hurting the trans community because you live in a bubble and have no idea what persecution people have endored.I had hope for her but we were all fooled she only cares about herself and her money it would have been better for her to have kept to herself instead of showing the world how uneducated she is. Any one knows the Republican Party is anti everything  (do you think she reads a paper or watched the news lately?)when Caitlyn changes her out look she will START to do some good.I hope and pray it won't take a terrible experience like getting assaulted or finding out that your friends are not really friends God forbid,to wake her up.So far it's all worked out, covers of magazines,T.V. Shows,make up etc.and at the same time trans people are homeless,raped,beaten up,treated with astonishing prejudice and they can't find jobs and that is only part of it.I admit that is all I know being a outsider I just want the community to know that a lot of us feel for you all and wish the Caitlyn situation would have really worked out for you but the stubborn person we all see on T.V. Is no help as a matter of fact it hurts you. I won't keep watching or supporting her because of her selfish ways I will continue to vote for people who will represent all of us equally. I remember 30plus years ago when I was pretty young seeing a trans person and asking my parents what's the deal? My parents told me to never forget that people are born this way and it is not a choice or a perversion people come all kinds of ways we are all Gods children and that has helped me in my life to hear what our government  stands for and vote accordingly. 

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You are kidding - Feminism discussed among film and media stars - Wonder what of this will remain in history... Transphobia Vs. CIS privilege exposition will...

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OK people Rose McGowen was wrong in speaking out but she had a valid point about Caitlyn not understanding , but that point could also be made for her and the rest of us as well myself included. None of us understands any other persons struggles, we can't we are all trapped within our own little bubble. Everyone has said something at one time or other that we later wished we hadn't, remember she's only human and move on. With all the real problems our community is facing like certain so-called ministers saying our entire community should be executed simply for existing, I would think a few poorly chosen words that had no malicious intent behind them can surely be forgiven.

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who is this Rose person?  Does her opinion really matter? and why is HER OPINIONS BEING SHARED???  In this era of hatred, she should pick better causes...loser

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Rose has NO ROOM to be slaying someone for not understanding struggle due to privilege!

​Really, Rose? You have WHITE privilege. You have HETEROSEXUAL privilege. You have WEALTH privilege. You have FAME privilege. You have AMERICAN privilege. To many people in the world, you have FEMALE privilege. 

And MOST OF ALL, Rose, YOU HAVE GENDER PRIVILEGE! You have never ever known the struggles and suffering of a person who has been given the life challenge of being transgendered. How dare you attack about privilege, especially someone you do not even know!

...Honest: You Rose, have just displayed an oxymoronic hypocrisy of massive proportions! (And you don't even SEE it because you are too deeply into your own PRIVILEGE!) 

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I want to see Caitlyn  strangling in the stress for hormones and money to survive as a transgender woman, answer question like a woman and do Community work after midnight in Bronx,,,14 st and 9 ave,NY or Tenderloin, San Francisco or Calle 8 Miami, Douglas  st in DC .

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Caitlin deserve to have HIS asshole raped by a gang of diseased nigger dick

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No, Jason, for this hateful racist, transphobic statement, you do.

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The struggle is real. I have a good friend not worrying. About what to wear or what network will produce her talk show.  She worries about her grandchildren and how her life style is effecting them.  She worries about if she will be attacked on her way to her job that is pretending her new appearance is not bothering them.   She worries that even though she has done what is right for her has it been right to up root her kids and even worries how her ex wife is handling it.   She has never once thought about what to wear.  Hand claps to anyone that is going through this but it is not as glamourse at he "E" channel has made it.   

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I fully agree with Rose! I respect Caitlyn for the amazing and brave step she took. It's great she chooses to be true to herself. The Trans community put up with a lot of bs, it is never easy for them to come out with bad hurtful comments or people perceiving it wrong. Caitlyn doing it in public, where the whole world sees how she changes her life is way harder.
However there are many Trans women in the world. There are plenty of women who have spent years fighting their own battles as well as battles of the world as a whole. Jenner's change did not affect the entire world it affected the Trans community and big talk among the press. She has not done anything to affect or help women.

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Everyone has an agenda. I respect what Rose is saying & love her work but she also needs to stay relevant to sell albums. Perhaps the pronouncements aren't completely free from that influence.

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... sell albums? She's an actor.

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One thing about it, is any self respecting trans-person will have to keep coming out time after time and tell any potential love they were a man or woman. So it pretty much makes it clear that they are not a real woman or man, which is indeed sad for them.

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It does NOT make them not "real"! It means they were born with a brain/physiological imbalance that has been corrected.

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Actually, I can appreciate her comments re: Jenner, who has shown insensitivity in a number of areas and has a lot to learn before she becomes a spokesperson for anyone or anything except having shown demonstrable courage in becoming herself publicly. As for  the actor's comments on gay men, no.

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Rose who?????? Who cares

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It isn't about who she is. It is about what she says? Is it true? Does it carry value? yes, it does. 

Caitlyn has been in the public eye for most of her adult life. Her family has been nothing but selfish attention grabbers. The fact that Caitlyn was able to come out isn't a merit to any of her qualities but all the non-straight people before her. Caitlyn is fortunate enough to have stylists, money, financial stability, and can pretty much function while avoiding anyone who hates who she is. 

How is that relative at all to other trans people...the ones who don't have the security and money to live a good life in spite of who they are? 

I agree with Rose.

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You have to love these wealthy celebrities argue over who is the most disadvantaged.

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Fair point, and we could easily point out how privileged she is. But it's what you do with your privilege that counts. She bucks the system. She speaks truth to power. 

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