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Irreversible Damage: the trans threat to girls
spiked ^ | July 15,2020 | JULIAN VIGO

Posted on 07/15/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk

Abigail Shrier’s Irreversible Damage is a brilliant exploration of the steep rise of transgender identity among adolescent girls, and the damage it is doing.

In particular, there has been a huge increase among teenage girls and female university students, most notably in the US, the UK and Scandinavia. Transgenderism is certainly no longer the preserve of adult males, as it once had been.

The first key factor for Shrier is the role of trans narratives propagated within schools. ‘Gender affirmation’ is rife within public schools across the US, she writes. She goes on to show how classrooms are being colonised by therapists eager to push children towards a pathway of lifelong medicalisation.

What’s more, the medical world offers no resistance. When Shrier asks Randi Kaufman, a gender therapist, about those parents who just can’t understand the discourse of gender identity, Kaufman responds: ‘I tell them that we can’t change the mind and so we have to change the body.’ Echoing the online trope, Kaufman says that if parents don’t support their trans kids, they may ‘try to commit suicide’.

Irreversible Damage is a must-read book. It portrays a generation of girls being exploited by a cultural contagion that too few adults are willing to question. It is an exhaustive and balanced investigation into what amounts, for girls, to rebranded sexism. A sexism that tells girls today that if they don’t like being female, don’t speak out or work for change; instead, become life-long medical patients.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Conspiracy; Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: genderdysphoria; girls; homosexualagenda; transgender
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1 posted on 07/15/2020 2:17:10 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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I expect to read that Amazon has decided not to advertise this particular book anymore, because it does not promote
the standard fare of Trans is good for all.

2 posted on 07/15/2020 2:19:27 PM PDT by lee martell
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3 posted on 07/15/2020 2:23:22 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Hojczyk

When we were young teens, we had a group of girls that did everything together, include talking about boys. Slumber parties, trips to neighboring towns to see our basketball team beat other towns. Lots of giggling. But the very idea of being a transsexual would have filled my swimming pool with a huge group VOMIT-IN.

4 posted on 07/15/2020 2:26:29 PM PDT by Veto! (Political Correctness Offends Me)
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To: Hojczyk

It is a psyops campaign run through the greatest enemy of Western civilization... the Mental Health Conglomerate. Everyone of these crazy social aberrations starts there and is pushed into the schools and society through their organizations and shills.

5 posted on 07/15/2020 2:30:06 PM PDT by Seruzawa (TANSTAAFL!)
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To: lee martell

I expect Amazon to not sell the book at all. If they are currently selling it (I haven’t looked), watch for them to pull it because of “hate”.

6 posted on 07/15/2020 2:36:58 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: Hojczyk
Feminists should be in the front line in opposing trans as 'real women'.

But their inter-sectional hatred of the white, oppressive, patriarch blinds them to the damage they're going to do to young girls.

It's not about equal rights for women. It's about destroying the alleged "system of oppression".

7 posted on 07/15/2020 2:47:38 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
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To: Hojczyk

It is very simple. The average male can break the average female in half. The average very fit male can break the average very fit female in half. To suggest otherwise is to deny science, mock biology, and create real danger to women and girls.

8 posted on 07/15/2020 2:48:38 PM PDT by jimfree (My19 y/o granddaughter continues to have more quality exec experience than an 8 year Obama.)
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The schools, Hollywood and feminism have told girls they should hate men. It’s all gonna bite them in the ass eventually. Since men don’t want that kind of crap it’s gonna be a hoot watching them try to change their own flat tires!

9 posted on 07/15/2020 2:49:50 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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Have they thought about what will happen to them in a socialist utopia?

10 posted on 07/15/2020 2:59:31 PM PDT by alternatives? (Why have an army if there are no borders?)
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A few weeks back on NBC's Titan Games they had a tranny girl competing in the men's category. She had been a women's sports champ in college but I already knew what the outcome was going to be since the competition was heavy on upper body strength. The tranny struggled while the real man blew right on through.

11 posted on 07/15/2020 2:59:40 PM PDT by lapsus calami (What's that stink? Code Pink ! ! And their buddy Murtha, too!)
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The public school system is evil.

12 posted on 07/15/2020 2:59:42 PM PDT by exnavy (american by birth and choice, I love this country!)
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To: unixfox

Not sure you read.

This is about girls changing to boys.

And that that implies they’re not good enough and men are better.

Which, yes, that is a reasonable conclusion to draw here.

13 posted on 07/15/2020 3:25:49 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Federal-run medical care is as good as state-run DMVs.)
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Feminazis have made girls feel uncomfortable in their own bodies.

I’ve heard an account that at upwards of 20-30% of girls at a California private school were seeking hormonal treatment, etc.

14 posted on 07/15/2020 3:31:56 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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Feminism destroyed womankind. A good portion of these completely insane girls and women (mostly white) are the ones who want lock downs,riots and to eliminate Trump.

15 posted on 07/15/2020 3:34:47 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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The Supreme Court has decreed that we all must
16 posted on 07/15/2020 3:39:00 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Seruzawa

A society that can deny male and female despite biological fact can accept any other social maxim.

17 posted on 07/15/2020 3:48:45 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Hojczyk

When I was a kid, I’d think, “It’d be so much easier to be a boy”; of course, this is right around puberty, and I was not well-received by my female classmates. I dressed like a boy, acted like one, and my friends were boys. However, I never actively WANTED to be a boy. I did still occasionally do girly things and wear dresses.

If I were a kid now, I’d be pressured to transition, and that annoys me. I’d take being a woman over being a man any day, especially given the current climate.

I think girls now, who are the way I was, are mistaking their feelings for trans asshattery.

18 posted on 07/15/2020 4:09:41 PM PDT by Tacrolimus1mg (Do no harm, but take no sh!t.)
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>>Feminists should be in the front line in opposing trans as ‘real women’.

Real “feminists” interested in women’s issues perhaps, but NOW was founded by a radical lesbian named Kate Millett with the goal of dividing men and women, smashing the family unit, and bringing about a revolution. She also advocated for abolishing the age of consent laws and for relations between adult women and girls.

This account of the founding of NOW comes from her sister:
Marxist Feminism’s Ruined Lives ^ | 9-2-2014 | Mallory Millett

“When women go wrong men go right after them.” – Mae West

“Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.” Winston Churchill wrote this over a century ago.

During my junior year in high school, the nuns asked about our plans for after we graduated. When I said I was going to attend State University, I noticed their disappointment. I asked my favorite nun, “Why?” She answered, “That means you’ll leave four years later a communist and an atheist!”

What a giggle we girls had over that. “How ridiculously unsophisticated these nuns are,” we thought. Then I went to the university and four years later walked out a communist and an atheist, just as my sister Katie had six years before me.

Sometime later, I was a young divorcee with a small child. At the urging of my sister, I relocated to NYC after spending years married to an American executive stationed in Southeast Asia. The marriage over, I was making a new life for my daughter and me. Katie said, “Come to New York. We’re making revolution! Some of us are starting the National Organization of Women and you can be part of it.”

I hadn’t seen her for years. Although she had tormented me when we were youngsters, those memories were faint after my Asian traumas and the break-up of my marriage. I foolishly mistook her for sanctuary in a storm. With so much time and distance between us, I had forgotten her emotional instability.

And so began my period as an unwitting witness to history. I stayed with Kate and her lovable Japanese husband, Fumio, in a dilapidated loft on The Bowery as she finished her first book, a PhD thesis for Columbia University, “Sexual Politics.”

It was 1969. Kate invited me to join her for a gathering at the home of her friend, Lila Karp. They called the assemblage a “consciousness-raising-group,” a typical communist exercise, something practiced in Maoist China. We gathered at a large table as the chairperson opened the meeting with a back-and-forth recitation, like a Litany, a type of prayer done in Catholic Church. But now it was Marxism, the Church of the Left, mimicking religious practice:

“Why are we here today?” she asked.
“To make revolution,” they answered.
“What kind of revolution?” she replied.
“The Cultural Revolution,” they chanted.
“And how do we make Cultural Revolution?” she demanded.
“By destroying the American family!” they answered.
“How do we destroy the family?” she came back.
“By destroying the American Patriarch,” they cried exuberantly.
“And how do we destroy the American Patriarch?” she replied.
“By taking away his power!”
“How do we do that?”
“By destroying monogamy!” they shouted.
“How can we destroy monogamy?”
Their answer left me dumbstruck, breathless, disbelieving my ears. Was I on planet earth? Who were these people?

“By promoting promiscuity, eroticism, prostitution and homosexuality!” they resounded.

They proceeded with a long discussion on how to advance these goals by establishing The National Organization of Women. It was clear they desired nothing less than the utter deconstruction of Western society. The upshot was that the only way to do this was “to invade every American institution. Every one must be permeated with ‘The Revolution’”: The media, the educational system, universities, high schools, K-12, school boards, etc.; then, the judiciary, the legislatures, the executive branches and even the library system.

It fell on my ears as a ludicrous scheme, as if they were a band of highly imaginative children planning a Brinks robbery; a lark trumped up on a snowy night amongst a group of spoiled brats over booze and hashish.

To me, this sounded silly. I was enduring culture shock after having been cut-off from my homeland, living in Third-World countries for years with not one trip back to the United States. I was one of those people who, upon returning to American soil, fell out of the plane blubbering with ecstasy at being home in the USA. I knelt on the ground covering it with kisses. I had learned just exactly how delicious was the land of my birth and didn’t care what anyone thought because they just hadn’t seen what I had or been where I had been. I had seen factory workers and sex-slaves chained to walls.

How could they know? Asia is beyond our ken and, as they say, utterly inscrutable, and a kind of hell I never intended to revisit. I lived there, not junketed, not visited like sweet little tourists — I’d conducted households and tried to raise a child. I had outgrown the communism of my university days and was clumsily groping my way back to God.

How could twelve American women who were the most respectable types imaginable — clean and privileged graduates of esteemed institutions: Columbia, Radcliffe, Smith, Wellesley, Vassar; the uncle of one was Secretary of War under Franklin Roosevelt — plot such a thing? Most had advanced degrees and appeared cogent, bright, reasonable and good. How did these people rationally believe they could succeed with such vicious grandiosity? And why?

I dismissed it as academic-lounge air-castle-building. I continued with my new life in New York while my sister became famous publishing her books, featured on the cover of “Time Magazine.” “Time” called her “the Karl Marx of the Women’s Movement.” This was because her book laid out a course in Marxism 101 for women. Her thesis: The family is a den of slavery with the man as the Bourgeoisie and the woman and children as the Proletariat. The only hope for women’s “liberation” (communism’s favorite word for leading minions into inextricable slavery; “liberation,” and much like “collective” – please run from it, run for your life) was this new “Women’s Movement.” Her books captivated the academic classes and soon “Women’s Studies” courses were installed in colleges in a steady wave across the nation with Kate Millett books as required reading.

Imagine this: a girl of seventeen or eighteen at the kitchen table with Mom studying the syllabus for her first year of college and there’s a class called “Women’s Studies.” “Hmmm, this could be interesting,” says Mom. “Maybe you could get something out of this.”

Seems innocuous to her. How could she suspect this is a class in which her innocent daughter will be taught that her father is a villain? Her mother is a fool who allowed a man to enslave her into barbaric practices like monogamy and family life and motherhood, which is a waste of her talents. She mustn’t follow in her mother’s footsteps. That would be submitting to life as a mindless drone for some domineering man, the oppressor, who has mesmerized her with tricks like romantic love. Never be lured into this chicanery, she will be taught. Although men are no damned good, she should use them for her own orgasmic gratification; sleep with as many men as possible in order to keep herself unattached and free. There’s hardly a seventeen-year-old girl without a grudge from high school against a Jimmy or Jason who broke her heart. Boys are learning, too, and they can be careless during high school, that torment of courting dances for both sexes.

By the time Women’s Studies professors finish with your daughter, she will be a shell of the innocent girl you knew, who’s soon convinced that although she should be flopping down with every boy she fancies, she should not, by any means, get pregnant. And so, as a practitioner of promiscuity, she becomes a wizard of prevention techniques, especially abortion.

The goal of Women’s Liberation is to wear each female down to losing all empathy for boys, men or babies. The tenderest aspects of her soul are roughened into a rock pile of cynicism, where she will think nothing of murdering her baby in the warm protective nest of her little-girl womb. She will be taught that she, in order to free herself, must become an outlaw. This is only reasonable because all Western law, since Magna Carta and even before, is a concoction of the evil white man whose true purpose is to press her into slavery.

Be an outlaw! Rebel! Be defiant! (Think Madonna, Lady Gaga, Lois Lerner, Elizabeth Warren.) “All women are prostitutes,” she will be told. You’re either really smart and use sex by being promiscuous for your own pleasures and development as a full free human being “just like men” or you can be a professional prostitute, a viable business for women, which is “empowering” or you can be duped like your mother and prostitute yourself to one man exclusively whereby you fall under the heavy thumb of “the oppressor.” All wives are just “one-man whores.”

She is to be heartless in this. No sentimental stuff about courting. No empathy for either boy or baby. She has a life to live and no one is to get in her way. And if the boy or man doesn’t “get it” then no sex for him; “making love” becomes “having sex.” “I’m not ‘having sex’ with any jerk who doesn’t believe I can kill his son or daughter at my whim. He has no say in it because it’s my body!” (Strange logic as who has ever heard of a body with two heads, two hearts, four arms, four feet?)

There’s no end to the absurdities your young girl will be convinced to swallow. “I plan to leap from guy to guy as much as I please and no one can stop me because I’m liberated!” In other words, these people will turn your daughter into a slut with my sister’s books as instruction manuals. (“Slut is a good word. Be proud of it!”) She’ll be telling you, “I’m probably never getting married and if I do it will be after I’ve established my career,” which nowadays often means never. “I’ll keep my own name and I don’t really want kids. They’re such a bother and only get in the way.” They’ll tell her, “Don’t let any guy degrade you by allowing him to open doors for you. To be called ‘a lady’ is an insult. Chivalry is a means of ownership.”

Thus, the females, who are fundamentally the arbiters of society go on to harden their young men with such pillow-talk in the same way they’ve been hardened because, “Wow, man, I’ve gotta get laid and she won’t do it if I don’t agree to let her kill the kid if she gets knocked-up!” Oppressed? Woman has always had power. Consider the eternal paradigm: only after Eve convinced Adam to eat the fruit did mankind fall. I.e., man does anything to make woman happy, even if it’s in defiance of God. There’s power for ya! Without a decent womankind, mankind is lost. As Mae West said, “When women go wrong men go right after them!”

I’ve known women who fell for this creed in their youth who now, in their fifties and sixties, cry themselves to sleep decades of countless nights grieving for the children they’ll never have and the ones they coldly murdered because they were protecting the empty loveless futures they now live with no way of going back. “Where are my children? Where are my grandchildren?” they cry to me.

“Your sister’s books destroyed my sister’s life!” I’ve heard numerous times. “She was happily married with four kids and after she read those books, walked out on a bewildered man and didn’t look back.” The man fell into despairing rack and ruin. The children were stunted, set off their tracks, deeply harmed; the family profoundly dislocated and there was “no putting Humpty-Dumpty together again.”...

19 posted on 07/15/2020 4:19:40 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Joe Biden- "First thing I'd do is repeal those Trump tax cuts." (May 4th, 2019))
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Any doctor involved with this should be dragged into the street and have medieval violence & cruelty done to them.
As a starter....

20 posted on 07/15/2020 5:21:22 PM PDT by glasseye ("A policeman's job is only easy in a police state." Orson Welles)
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