Caitlyn Jenner takes seventh place on Woman’s Hour Power List

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Reality star Caitlyn Jenner has been included among the world’s most influential women.

The Woman’s Hour Power List honours those women who have a large and influential impact on the world, and was this year topped by Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

Jenner, star from Keeping Up With the Kardashians and former Olympic gold medal winner, has taken 7th place.

Sarah Vine, judge and Daily Mail columnist, said: “Initially, many of us felt that Kim Kardashian would have to appear somewhere – not because any of us felt any particular admiration for the woman, but simply because her influence on millions of women worldwide is undeniable.

“But then the Caitlyn Jenner story broke and I in particular felt that she trumped all others in the celebrity stakes.

“I understand why someone like Jenner might make people feel uncomfortable; but she is a human being like the rest of us and should not be denied the same rights – or indeed respect – as those who live more conventional lives.

“As to her influence, it can only be to the good if a wider audience can learn to understand her experience.”

Other women on the list include actress and humanitarian Angelina Jolie, Guardian editor Katherine Viner, and musician Sia.

Caitlyn Jenner revealed her new name as she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair.

Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour has come under fire in the past for “manufacturing debate” on the identities of trans children.