Studio discussion airing live on Channel 4 tonight unveils its lineup.
Last night, Channel 4 kickstarted its Genderquake season that sets out to explore the current gender debate.
The season started with a show looking at gender fluidity and attitudes to gender among a group of young British people. The Genderquake season continues tonight with the most daring programme on the bill: a live studio discussion.
Genderquake: The Debate will see a wide-ranging panel of guests with a variety of views looking at what gender means in 2018. The debate will discuss topics including: what defines our gender identity, how that affects our rights, should it be easier to change gender and does gender matter anyway?
Confirmed to be taking part in the panel and joining Channel 4 News’ Cathy Newman on presenting duty include model and activist Munroe Bergdorf, leading feminist and academic Germaine Greer and US Television personality and Olympic gold medal winner Caitlyn Jenner. There will also be other panellists and speakers with a wide range of views.
Shaminder Nahal, Channel 4 Commissioning Editor said:
This debate will stimulate important and insightful discussion with a wide variety of views from the panel and audience. Issues around gender now have a prominent position in the national conversation, with strong feeling on all sides. Channel 4 is well known for exploring challenging and emotive issues in a fair and balanced way and with this programme we want to help audiences understand and engage in these multi-faceted issues.
Having controversial figureheads such as Greer and Jenner on the panel, it’ll be interesting to detect the direction that the show will take. It’s sure to make headlines but it’s hopeful that important issues will be raised in a constructive way.
Genderquake: The Debate airs tonight (Tuesday 8th May) at 10pm on Channel 4.