Over at CNN, apparently no one saw the irony in having someone who was born a man explain what it means to be a woman.
In honor of “International Women’s Day,” the network saw fit to ask reality TV personality Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, to weigh in on womanhood.
Because naturally a man who has recently declared he is a woman would know best how to explain the female journey to those who have always been women.
“My path to womanhood was very different and through that process I feel like I learned a lot about women,” Jenner said.
“Women are brought up to kind of be a second-class citizen. Emotionally weaker. Physically weaker,” Jenner continued. “I’ve always been inspired by strong women. And in particular, both by daughters: Kendall and Kylie.”
CNN put forth the same question to “celebrities, athletes, politicians, businesswomen and activists,” for the International Women’s Day feature.
“What single thing would you change to improve gender equality where you are?”
Besides Jenner, responses came in from the likes of fashion designer Diane Von Furstenberg, singer Sheryl Crow, former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson as well as Olympic athletes and politicians.
Jenner’s mansplaining went over about as well as expected on Twitter.
What a joke. HE wants to tell women about a woman’s hardships and struggles? Why does the media insult us with this 💩?
— shailesh (@shailesh_1970) March 9, 2018
So you wear a bra for 5 minutes, now you think you know it all? Pfffftt…
— The Commissioner of Good Design (@isl3y) March 9, 2018
No one asked for your opinion, Bruce.
— Lexie Ostler (@lexie_ostler) March 9, 2018
So if I change my gender, I’ll instantly know everything about it?
— Richard Ⓥ (@ReBootEnzo) March 9, 2018
Can’t stop laughing…You could not make this stuff up.
— Tom Ryan (@Acid9) March 9, 2018
Yes, I’m sure womanhood is especially difficult when you’re a man.
— DJ⚡Guy 🐻 (@djguy85) March 9, 2018
Does this count as “mansplaining”? All so confusing these days…
— Daren Connor (@dbconnor1) March 9, 2018
Yes, a male, Olympic medalist who has lived a lavish life and is now a “woman” because of breast implants, lipstick, and designer dresses knows all about the hardships of womanhood 🙄
— Jennifer Wood (@jwood201192) March 10, 2018
To lecture us, shouldn’t “she” at least have the XX chromosomes first?
— C.C.Hawthorne (@colleenglover06) March 9, 2018
What a freak show.
— markejones (@mdjones116) March 10, 2018
Now that’s some real quality news. Thanks CNN.
— Jeff Woodall (@JeffWoodall2) March 10, 2018