Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Abigail Shrier (author of ‘Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters’) about the sudden explosion of gender dysphoria in teenage girls, the failure of Target to censor her book, how schools are sneaking gender identity education into anti bullying programs, and why therapists and parents who question transgender science or gender affirming surgery are putting themselves at risk. Abigail discusses how any parent or therapist who strays from the gender affirmation model risks losing their child or their job. She reveals how trans rights activists inserted gender identity language into conversion therapy laws that were intended to protect gay kids. These conversion therapy laws can now cause a therapist or doctor to lose their license for not affirming and supporting transition. She also reveals what is hidden from most teens, how hard it is to actually transition. Transitioning means committing to a lifetime of injecting hormones, testosterone, the negative side effects of puberty blockers, and possible sterility. Even if one decides to detransition later the effects are often permanent. She does say that things may be starting to turn around since the case of Keira Bell in England where the court decided that teenagers are too young to give informed consent on issues of transitioning and transgender surgery.
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