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Yeah, Bono really has been named Woman Of The Year

By | Published on Thursday 3 November 2016


US magazine Glamour apparently couldn’t think of eight whole women who’d done anything of note this year, so it’s given one of its Women Of The Year awards to Bono.

“I’m sure I don’t deserve it”, says the U2 frontman. “But I’m grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can’t be won unless men lead it along with women. We’re largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions”.

One of 2013’s Glamour Women Of The Year, Melinda Gates, commented: “He’s one of the most outspoken and effective advocates for women and girls I know. As an activist, he’s using those skills to get the world talking about the fact that ending extreme poverty begins with empowering women and girls”.

The actual women on the list this year are: Gwen Stefani; gymnast Simone Biles; Black Lives Matter founders Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi; model Ashley Graham, France’s first female finance minister Christine Lagarde; activist Nadia Murad; and fashion designer Miuccia Prada. Look how they’ve all been relegated to a list in the final paragraph of this article. Good work, Bonzo.