Caitlyn Jenner "Meets Her Critics"

Caitlyn Jenner isn't shying away from high school critics. Students in a Brooklyn school say they want to hear more from her now that she has identified as a transgender person, and The New York Times reports that she has showed up to meet them.

Students at the Academy for Young Writers had harsh words for Jenner, calling her "privileged" and saying she didn't deserve recognition as one of Glamour's Women of the Year. The school is known for its progressive LGBTQ practices, and Jenner supported Ted Cruz. But she surprised students at the school when she showed up, and they seemed to make amends.

Jenner said she used to be a privileged man, but she clearly doesn't feel that way now. Nicholas Kristof reported on the story and made connections between Jenner and the transgender students: Jenner is chased by paparazzi, and the students are chased by bullies. 

Discussion Starters: 

  • Should Jenner do more for the transgender community? Why or why not?
  • How do you assess her approach with the students? Consider that her identify and her role are still new for her.