Andrea James

Katie Couric Wants to Teach You About Gender Identity

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 11:  Journalist Katie Couric attends the AOL Build, Makers and Sony Celebrate Women Creators Panel at Paley Center For Media on July 11, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Craig Barritt/Getty Images for AOL)


At the beginning of Gender Revolution, Katie Couric‘s new documentary for National Geographic, she says: “It used to be so simple: You were a boy, or you were a girl … but that was then, and this is now.” Immediately, a scene from Amazon’s Transparent flashes across the screen. Jill Soloway’s critically-acclaimed series is just one example of how gender has dominated the cultural conversation in recent years.

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