“The idea that a man who could select any cause in the world to call his own, or no cause at all, is choosing to work…consistently day after day and month after month on behalf of women is incredibly cool and absolutely deserves applause,” Leive added.
Yes, he deserves some recognition for his work, but is it really necessary to include Bono on a platform that is meant to honor all the numerous women doing awesome things? Plus, now that he was included on the list, he’s the only one people are talking about.
So here are some of the other amazing women who have made their mark this year: the founders of the Black Lives Matter movement (Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza), anti-Isis campaigner Nadia Murad, the Stanford sexual assault victim known as Emily Doe and plus-size model Ashley Graham. Keep on rockin’, ladies.