Irreversible Damage - Abigail Shrier

Irreversible Damage

By Abigail Shrier

  • Release Date: 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
4
From 199 Ratings

Description

NAMED A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF 2021 BY THE TIMES AND THE SUNDAY TIMES

"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.

Reviews

  • Wow

    1
    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

    1
    By I like puppy dogs
    This is the worst thing since I saw my friend dipping steamed broccoli in chocolate expired chocolate milk
  • DO NOT READ

    1
    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

    1
    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

    5
    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.
  • Transphobic and Insulting

    1
    By s2artjm
    This book is infantilizes trans men as confused teenage girls, but offers no real incite into the world of raising a trans masculine child. Apparently teenage trans men are just homophobic attention seekers, despite the common thread in all of the accounts being unsupportive, ill-informed, and/or dismissive parents. To any parents hoping this book will offer help in how to navigate your child’s newfound identity, I implore you to look elsewhere.
  • Non cis = mental issue

    5
    By sthormes27
    Yes, you read it right
  • Excellent

    5
    By majon340
    Coming across gender critical perspectives and now reading this book has changed the way I see nearly everything going on in the Anglosphere, socioculturally speaking. I highly recommend reading this book, especially if you are like I was and had never really thought critically about the messages being promoted by this gender ideologue movement.
  • Searching for truth

    4
    By Plasterizer
    This book takes courage and self confidence to read. It offers a different perspective. I believe the author and the study it is based on does not harbor any ill intent toward anyone. Instead, I believe there is strong desire to attempt understand. There is so much emotion and noise surrounding this subject matter and takes courage to venture into the fray. In the current social/political environment, it is common place for anyone who offers a perspective that differs from the passionate vocal groups run the risk of being burned to the ground. I give credit to the author for daring to step in and offer this perspective. Although the text can be a bit heavy handed in places, but my intuition tells me there are also truths with in the text. Don’t listen to the hype surrounding this book... purchase or borrow it and decide for yourself. Don’t close off differing perspectives based on someone else’s strong opinion. Be brave, trust your own intellect, be ever curious, and continue to search for truth.
  • Awful

    1
    By Lazygamergirl
    This book was so insulting! As a transgender male myself, I was horrified reading this NEVER EVER READ THIS BOOK😡😡😡