The Politics of "Tranny," Debated By Trans People on I Am Cait

Rich Juzwiak · 03/14/16 10:23AM

On last night’s I Am Cait, a spirited debate between trans people over the social acceptability of the word “tranny” erupted while Caitlyn Jenner lounged idly in the background. Her hanging back was probably for the best as she allowed two very smart people—writers Jenny Boylan and Kate Bornstein—with very different relationships to a word that many consider to be derogatory to hash it out.