Bono Has Made a Women of the Year List
Published Nov 01, 2016It turns out that your iPhone's music app isn't the only unlikely place where you'll be confronted by U2 frontman Bono. Somewhat strangely, he's been honoured as one of Glamour Magazine's Women of the Year.
Bono is the first-ever man to be given an award in the annual Glamour ceremony, but the magazine's editors decided his work to establish gender equality made him a shoo-in.
"We've talked for years about whether to honor a man at Women of the Year and we've always kind of put the kabash on it. You know, men get a lot of awards and aren't exactly hurting in the celebration and honors department," Cindi Leive, Glamour's editor-in-chief, told the Associated Press.
"But it started to seem that that might be an outdated way of looking at things, and there are so many men who really are doing wonderful things for women these days," she continued. "Some men get it and Bono is one of those guys."
Bono is being recognized for his various charities established throughout the world. Most recently, he worked with his "One" campaign to launch a movement called "Poverty Is Sexist."
On Glamour's list, Bono joins fashion designer Miuccia Prada, IMF chief Christine Lagarde, ISIS kidnap survivor Nadia Murad, Black Lives Matter activists Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi, and model and body activist Ashley Graham.