Everything You Need To Know About The New Attacks On Caitlyn Jenner In One Sentence

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

Noah Michelson @NoahMichelson
Voices Editorial Director, The Huffington Post

A friendly reminder in light of some of the nonsense (like this and this) we’ve seen around the web this week:

Critiquing our heroes, role models or just regular folks in and outside of our community is a crucial part of holding people accountable for what they say and do and hopefully allows for the creation of critical dialogues about identity, privilege and politics that can lead to very real and incredible change, but claiming that someone isn’t a woman — or woman enough — or calling someone’s gender identity into question simply because you don’t like the way they feel about something is never OK and says a whole lot more about who you are and what you stand for than the person you’re attacking.

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