Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters

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Irreversible Damage is an exploration of a mystery: Why, in the last decade, has the diagnosis “gender dysphoria,” transformed from a vanishingly rare affliction, applying almost exclusively to boys and men, to an epidemic among teenage girls?

Author Abigail Shrier presents shocking statistics and stories from real families to show that America and the West have become fertile ground for a “transgender craze” that has nothing to do with real gender dysphoria and everything to do with our cultural frailty. Teenage girls are taking courses of testosterone and disfiguring their bodies. Parents are undermined; experts are over-relied upon; dissenters in science and medicine are intimidated; free speech truckles under renewed attack; socialized medicine bears hidden consequences; and an intersectional era has arisen in which the desire to escape a dominant identity encourages individuals to take cover in victim groups.

Every person who has ever had a skeptical thought about the sudden rush toward a non-binary future but been afraid to express it—this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781094175515
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 09/29/2020
Sales rank: 333,211
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.00(d)

About the Author

Abigail Shrier is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. She is a graduate of Columbia College, where she received the Euretta J. Kellett Fellowship; the University of Oxford; and Yale Law School. She lives in Los Angeles, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction The Contagion xvii

Chapter 1 The Girls 1

Chapter 2 The Puzzle 25

Chapter 3 Influencers 41

Chapter 4 The Schools 59

Chapter 5 The Moms and Dads 79

Chapter 6 The Shrinks 97

Chapter 7 The Dissidents 123

Chapter 8 The Promoted and the Demoted 143

Chapter 9 The Transformation 161

Chapter 10 The Regret 185

Chapter 11 The Way Back 205

Afterword The Update 223

Acknowledgments 229

Select Bibliography 233

Notes 235

Index 259

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