Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters
Author: Abigail Shrier
Publisher: Regnery Publishing
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.
Read what you want to read is something I constantly remind fellow readers. The verbal hate I’ll receive for posting a review for this mind-blowing book will surface in the comments below. So why subject myself to more hate from the mob? The answer is simple. Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Fox, NBC, and Facebook are not my news sources, nor are they reliable. I want to read actual accounts from those who have transitioned and are loving life, to those who have regrets and are now shunned by the transgender community for de-transitioning. I long to see what scientists and doctors say about the rapid surge of people leaving their old genders behind. I need to know why so many young women express discomfort in their female bodies. Those are the reasons I read this book.
So why do members of the trans community despise this book? Easy. It discredits the current trans narrative. It questions the idea that pre-pubescent children have the wisdom to make life-changing decisions that can permanently alter their physical and mental well-being. Does this make me a bigot and/or a transphobic for saying this? No, and neither does it make author Shrier. Never once did she speak poorly of the trans community in Irreversible Damage.
The interviews author Shrier held with doctors, parents, and members of the transgender community opened my eyes. Patterns and trends are undeniable. The negative effects of social media and its influencers are unavoidable for young adults who spend their days filling emotional voids with false validation.
This is a book for parents questioning the public education system in California and other states who enforce “gender identity” lessons that encourage children, as young as five, to pretend they’re another gender and/or prescribe puberty blockers without the parents’ consent. This is a book for those who don’t understand the rage that spats out of a person’s mouth after a misused pronoun. This is a book for members of the transgender community who are considering de-transitioning, and a book for those who are questioning their gender. This is a book for EVERYONE.
Descriptions of graphic medical procedures, adult language, personal accounts of
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Completed Read: September 2021