Caitlyn Jenner may not be on Vanity Fair's 2017 cover or on-stage at the Women of the Year Awards, but she's still making headlines.
As a self-proclaimed activist of transgender rights, Jenner created her own spin-off series I Am Cait, which followed her and her friends on luxurious road trips, drinking white wine, and, of course, gabbing about the injustices of the world. However, even though Jenner presented well on camera (her nails, hair, and makeup were on point!), her cosmetic surgeries and glam squad did little to hide her wealthy, white privilege.
Janet Mock, a woman of many (writing) talents, went on Chelsea Handler's talk show (you can watch their chat on Netflix) to, well, talk. Jenner's name came into the conversation, and the best-selling author held nothing back. "I'm not Caitlyn's publicist. I'm sure she has a whole team on that mountain in Malibu protecting her, but my community isn't protected in that way. So I find it really problematic that they [call Jenner an activist for the transgender community]," she tells Handler.
With enough money to live comfortably, sexual assault and murder are real-time concerns Jenner will most likely never face. Instead of gut-wrenching anxieties, she obsesses over her own hangnails, quite literally. Wardrobe malfunctions and paparazzi pictures are on her mind. Violent crimes, homelessness, and prostitution? Not so much. However, even though Jenner can be delusional, she means well. She's also done well. From her Caitlyn Jenner Foundation to inspiring thousands of men and women to be themselves, she's changed lives. Even if people hate her, at least she's got them talking about transgender rights, specifically. The more awareness raised, the better. There's no room for ignorance, though. Jenner needs more than an education; she needs a wake-up call, or, in layman's terms, a friendly bitch-slap. Mock seems like she's up for the task.
Do you think Cait is a good activist or is Mock right to call it out?