IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE: ABIGAIL SHRIER ON TEEN TRANSGENDERISM

Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:

Wall Street Journal columnist Abigail Shrier has written a brave book: Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.

A graduate of Columbia College, the University of Oxford, and Yale Law School, Shrier lives in LA and is a mother.

Supportive of those with transgenderism who transition as adults, she naturally decries  anti-transgender discrimination of any kind. She writes here exclusively of the trans phenomenon of “rapid onset gender dysphoria” as it affects teenage girls.

The statistics are staggering. A decade ago, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-5) reported an expected incidence of gender dysphoria for natal females, based on those who sought medical intervention, at .002-.003 percent of the population.

In the last decade, the incidence has increased by 1000%. In Britain, the increase is 4000%. Puberty blockers, testosterone, and surgery—all with irreversible effects, are now routinely administered, based largely on the subjective feeling of the teen in question that she was born into the wrong body. “The children lead the way” is the ethos. Some teen girls threaten to commit suicide if their demands aren’t met and thus withholding of consent has come culturally to be considered an act of violence.

READ THE WHOLE PIECE HERE.

Here’s a recent piece from Commentary also reflecting on the question of whether pre-adolescents are equipped under the circumstances to give their informed consent.

4 Replies to “IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE: ABIGAIL SHRIER ON TEEN TRANSGENDERISM”

  1. Monique Rivett-Carnac says: Reply

    Thank’s Heather I ordered the book.
    A few years back I was facilitating an Unbound Session with a Father and a Mother who’s son at the age of 16 was transgendered. It took many hours to listen a pray with this family
    I cannot tell you the depth of the grieving process they had already had gone through. I still feel the pain of this sudden unexpected ordeal they were experiencing.
    Come Holy Spirit renew the face of the earth
    Maranatha, Come Lord Jesus…Thank you, Jesus for having answered my prayers

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thanks for commenting, Monique–

  2. Stephen Sparrow says: Reply

    Timely piece Heather. Ten years ago I self published the novel Rahnuk on this subject

    1. HEATHER KING says: Reply

      Thank you, Stephen.

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