This week, Caitlyn Jenner made her debut on the cover story of Vanity Fair. Her photos have made countless rounds through every major news outlet, Jenner’s transformation becoming the talking point for every tweet and front page alike. Support for her decision has come from celebrities to media figures and yet there’s still one thing nobody’s talking about.
Jon Stewart slammed media coverage of Caitlyn Jenner’s VF photoshoot, pointing out it was only inevitable before she became subjected to the male gaze.
It’s really heartening to see that everyone is willing to not only accept Caitlyn Jenner as a woman, but to waste no time in treating her like a woman…You see, Caitlyn, when you were a man, we could talk about your athleticism, your business acumen, but now you’re a woman, and your looks are really the only thing we care about.
Stewart poked fun at the blatant sexist attitude, sharing clips from outlets comparing the reality TV star’s looks to other women and the dose of slut-shaming that comes with it. “Caitlyn Jenner, congratulations. Welcome, to being a woman in America.” Or the planet, for that matter.