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Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters (edition 2021)
by Abigail Shrier (Author)
Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier
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5 starring this book because it needs to exist. The way children are being experimented on needs to be exposed. The perplexing fact that that this one portion of science and medicine is somehow above questioning or criticism is scary. ( )
-This is a different set of conversations and ideas about an emerging topic
- there are some pieces of information/research that I haven't heard before and found interesting.
- I liked reading a mixture of research and case studies as well as opinion
-The piece is incredibly sarcastic
- it relies heavily on opinions
- statistics, research and options are repeatedly reiterated.
Overall, I didn't like this book. I felt that rather than presenting research, stories and case studies to present the case that a social contagion has resulted in natal adolescent females claiming theyre trans, it was a lot of derision and sarcasm. The piece felt like opinion journalism, where I was genuinely curious about the topic. I wanted more straightforward information on a topic that I feel could have some credence. What I got wasnt informative so much as stoking the fire of folks who already have a negative opinion.
I won't bother you with my beliefs, background or the stories of the transgender people in my family.
The author offers a balanced and well researched tool that you won't find anywhere else. She interviews people on both sides, provides insight into the beginnings of this phenomenon with it's connections to the past - all with compassion and honesty.
If you've read in a review that she's biased, well, maybe. She is concerned for our daughters. What's wrong with that, I'd like to know? I guess I will say that I have 2 grown daughters and work at a high school so I can confirm all that she said in regards to schools. Schools are hiding these things from parents and are providing life altering information and resources with no regard to the future and, sadly, most parents don't care but if you've read this far, you do. Parents need to stop being friends and be parents. Be informed and involved.
If you are too close minded to read this book than you are exactly who needs to read this.
“Pay it no mind”
- Marsha P. Johnson
The author is not, NOT transphobic. She's actually very supportive and admires transgender people.
The author has a problem with the adults and activists (who are the extreme side of the trans community) who are targeting and hurting teenage girls who are going through normal, regular teenage development and uncomfortable with their bodies into believing they are trans when most of those girls are not trans at all. No teen is comfortable in their body. Not one. But as the author explains, these girls who would have in the past comiserated with their friends in person are now looking to the Internet for answers. There are other factors that the author explores but the author is concerned about the teen girls caught up in this craze and being hurt by it.
She blames adults, not the trans community and not these girls. The adults who should be protecting these girls and not affirming their self-diagnosis from the Internet. Yes, a few of these girls are trans but the vast majority are not and are being hurt in the process of normal human experience of the teenage years.
"The "trans" epidemic sweeping teenage girls. Until just a few years ago, gender dysphoria -- severe discomfort in one's biological sex -- was vanishingly rare. It was typically found in less than .01 percent of the population, emerged in early childhood, and afflicted males almost exclusively. But today whole groups of female friends in colleges, high schools, and even middle schools across the country are coming out as "transgender." These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans "influencers." Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and "gender-affirming" educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls -- including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility. Abigail Shrier, a writer for the Wall Street Journal, has dug deep into the trans epidemic, talking to the girls their agonized parents, and the counselors and the doctors who enable gender transitions, as well as to "detransitioners" - young women who bitterly regret what they have done to themselves. Coming out as transgender immediately boosts these girls' social status, Shrier finds, but once they take the first steps of transition, it is not easy to walk back. She offers urgently needed advice about how parents can protect their daughters. A generation of girls is at risk. Abigail Shrier's essential book will help you understand what the trans craze is and how you can inoculate your child against it - or how to retrieve her from this dangerous path." --
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)306.768Social sciences Social Sciences Culture and Institutions Relations between the sexes, sexualities, love Sexual orientation, gender identity Transsexual, Transgender, Genderqueer
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