Denver, Colo., Apr 17, 2016 / 13:02 pm
Few can forget the media furor over Caitlyn Jenner's cover story in Vanity Fair last year.
Formerly known as Bruce, Jenner's public transformation from a decorated male athlete into a glam female persona dominated headlines left and right.
Amid scores of adulation for Jenner's bravery – including a coveted ESPN award – one opinion piece in the New York Times broke rank and drew a decent amount of ire.
Rather than laud Jenner, writer Elinor Burkett slammed the reduction of female identity into a caricature of pretty dresses and long red nails. As one who lived through the struggles and triumphs of second wave feminism, Burkett witnessed a seismic movement to de-relegate women from the confines of stereotype.