Irreversible Damage - Abigail Shrier

Irreversible Damage

By Abigail Shrier

  • Release Date: 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
From 218 Ratings



"Irreversible Damage . . . has caused a storm. Abigail Shrier, a Wall Street Journal writer, does something simple yet devastating: she rigorously lays out the facts." —Janice Turner, The Times of London

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 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.


  • A book all parents should read! If you love your children read it!

    By Left Foot48
    Abigail Shrier has put up a “wake up” call to Americans!
  • Excellent

    By upstaterebel 1222
    This is a well reasoned book based on excellent research. It’s fair-minded and explores the issues in a rational manner.
  • Poorly written, ill informed agenda driven hit piece

    By The Devils Harlequin
    It is unfortunately written in an amatueristic style lacking any meaningful deeper analysis of the Transgender community. It is framed Lin the manner of a vent from one perspective or agenda and flesh out from there. I find it lacks nuance and analysis from other perspectives. It unfortunately is a missed opportunity for a deeper analysis with a second perspective and nuanced discussion in prose.
  • Anti trans

    By frank av
    Bad Apple Books for suggesting this.
  • Fear mongering at its finest

    By ineedinsurance
    “Gender disphoria didn’t exhaust a couple generations ago” right, and in your time being openly queer was a crime so yeah people hid it. Love that your stance is “ I’m uncomfortable with people being themselves so it must be wrong. Quit speaking for those who didn’t ask you to
  • Wow

    By KentuckyGirl983
    To think that the author legitimately wrote this, had it proofread, and still decided to publish this trash and tripe is not surprising in the least. How about, instead of attacking our community and our youth, engaging in positive thinking and understanding of the issues at hand and don’t set out to enflame anything just to make a quick buck?
  • This is the WORST

    By I like puppy dogs
    This is the worst thing since I saw my friend dipping steamed broccoli in chocolate expired chocolate milk

    By Cinnamon Roll 372
    This is a biased, transphobic book that basically tells parents that your kid is a girl and they are in a "craze" if they come out as trans and it will pass. The author tries to sound supportive but she is just making parents think its okay to be transphobic. Why don't they just talk to a therapist with the kids instead of relying on this transphobic, biased, stupid book?? 0/5
  • Transphobic nonsense

    By Animition Verse
    basically says trans males are confused teenage girls. like omg shut up.
  • Anyone saying this book is transphobic has obviously not read it

    By MEDohrmann
    A fair assessment of the culture, parents, woke mob, and the need for us to question and support as parents, not just affirm. Lots of interviews with parents and transitioned people, it is exceptionally interesting. The woke culture doesn’t like questions though.