The Nose is Talking About Caitlyn Jenner Too
Way back -- I don't know -- a week ago, the story of Caitlyn Jenner was pretty amazing.
The gender transition of one of America's most acclaimed male athletes was, all by itself, a watershed.
And how much of a watershed?
Is this like an Ellen DeGeneres moment, when a mass audience suddenly gets comfortable with a new idea?
That'll be one of the aspects the Nose will discuss today. But the story keeps changing. ESPN gave Jenner a Courage award and second wave of hornets started buzzing.
And an editor at the Pittsburgh Post Gazette has a piece reminding us that many people are not down with this at all. She described Jenner as a man with a mental illness, gender dysphoria.
All this and more this hour on The Nose.
- Rand Richards Cooper - author, essayist, and restaurant critic for the New York Times
- Jim Chapdelaine - musician, producer, composer, and recording engineer
- Kate Rushin - poet and former Director of The Center for African American Studies and Visiting Writer at Wesleyan University
Chion Wolf contributed to this show.