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We're going to owe a lot to Caitlyn Jenner
We're going to owe a lot to Caitlyn Jenner

Caitlyn Jenner — who purposely did not spell her new name with a K — is going to absorb an unimaginable amount of attention for the rest of her life. Whatever is not emotionally draining is going to be bruising. I do not envy her, but we owe her our gratitude. This very public transition from male to female for the 1976 Olympic decathlon gold medalist, who is parent or father to a bunch of grown children including the Kardashian sisters, will set the bar pretty high for future Internet spectacles. But the exposure — there is going to be a television series on the transformation this summer — will allow us as an evolving society to understand the interior life of a...