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Glamour named Stanford sexual assault survivor 'Emily Doe' and Bono 'Women of the Year'by Mike Denison
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"I hope you end up like me, meaning, I hope you end up like me strong... Victims are survivors."

'Emily Doe'

'I hope you end up like me, strong'

Glamour touted Doe's letter "that changed the conversation about sexual assault forever." 

Doe wrote another essay for the magazine's December issue, writing about the fallout since the night she was assaulted.

"When a major male rock star... decides to focus on the rights of women and girls worldwide, well, all that's worth celebrating."

Glamour's endorsement of Bono

Bono was also named a Woman of the Year in honor of his campaigns to promote gender equality, like Poverty is Sexist.

Bono (real name Paul David Hewson)  is the first man named to that title. 

This decision was met with some criticism.

Some found the move painfully ironic.

Other 2016 Women of the Year included:

  • Gwen Stefani, singer
  • Simone Biles, Olympic gymnast
  • Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, who founded #BlackLivesMatter

The other nominees, part 2

  • Ashley Graham, the first size-16 model in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue
  • Christine Lagarde, the first female finance minister of France
  • Miuccia Prada, head designer of Prada
  • Nadia Murad, who escaped ISIS captivity and is currently trying to bring them to justice at the International Criminal Court
  • Zendaya, actress and activist