9/11 Widower Returns Wife's 'Woman of the Year' Award...

Because Caitlyn Jenner got the same award
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 16, 2015 1:40 PM CST

(Newser) – Moira Smith, the only female NYPD officer who was killed in the 9/11 attacks, was posthumously named Glamour's "Woman of the Year" in 2001. Fourteen years later, the magazine named Caitlyn Jenner one of its women of the year—and Smith's angry widower doesn't want the two to share the same honor. He tells the New York Post he took the award down from a shelf in his home and FedExed it to Glamour, along with a note to the magazine's editor.

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"I was shocked and saddened to learn that Glamour has just named Bruce Jenner 'Woman of the Year,'" he wrote. "I find it insulting to Moira Smith's memory, and the memory of other heroic women who have earned this award," he wrote, per PIX11. "Was there no woman in America, or the rest of the world, more deserving than this man? 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?" A Glamour spokesperson tells the Post it stands by the decision to honor Jenner. (Read more Glamour magazine stories.)

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