Bono named on Glamour magazine's Women of the Year list

Glamour magazine has been criticised for naming U2 frontman Bono on its annual Women of the Year list.

The magazine said he was the first man to be included on the list because of his campaigning for women's rights.

Bono said he was "sure he didn't deserve it" but the battle for gender equality couldn't be won "unless men lead it along with women".

He is on a list that also includes Gwen Stefani, actress and campaigner Zendaya and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Bono said he was "grateful" for the honour and said men were "largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions".

But the magazine's decision has been heavily criticised on social media.

Comedy writer Travon Free tweeted "Does Glamour magazine know giving bono the Woman of the year award to trying to undo patriarchy undercuts the entire point of the award."

Another user named Stephanie Peat tweeted: "Bono has been named Glamour's woman of the year. To be fair with only 3.7 billion women it must be tough to find a worthy one."

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