Every year, Glamour Magazine celebrates women in their Women of the Year awards. This year, Caitlyn Jenner was among the honourees (alongside Reese Witherspoon, Billie Jean King and Victoria Beckham) and because of this the husband of Moira Smith, who was honoured posthumously by Glamour Magazine in 2001, posted her award back to Glamour's offices.
Moira Smith was honoured after repeatedly running back into one of the burning towers to ensure she got as many people to safety as she possibly could during the 9/11 attacks. She was killed while inside during one of the evacuations.
To explain why he returned her award, Moira's husband James Smith, who is also a police officer, published this message on his Facebook page:
"At a time when we have women in the armed forces fighting and dying for our country, heroic doctors fighting deadly diseases, women police officers and firefighters putting their lives on the line for total strangers, brave women overcoming life threatening diseases…the list of possibilities goes on…is this the best you could do?"
Glamour were adamant in their decision saying, "We were proud to honor his wife... in 2001, and we stand by our decision to honor Caitlyn Jenner. Glamour's Women of the Year Awards recognize women with a variety of backgrounds and experiences."
Unless you are in the middle of that situation, it's hard to imagine what you would do. Do you understand James's actions?