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 first discusses how easy it is to get books banned in 2020. All it took was a couple of comments on Twitter for Target to evoke modern day censorship and pull the book from its shelves. Abigail says how the book got back on shelves and why so many people are hungry for honest discussions about trans issues. She discusses the skyrocketing rates of teen girls that have what Lisa Littman has labeled ROGD (rapid onset gender dysphoria). Most of these teenagers may just be experiencing mental health issues and are being directed to HRT (hormone replacement therapy), testosterone injections and transgender surgery. Abigail talks about how ideas like non binary and gender identity are being taught in the public school system and are even being taught to some kindergarteners. She shares materials that have been leaked to her from teachers who are too afraid of being accused of transphobia or losing their job for daring to question the propaganda written by activists. Abigail also reveals how activists wisely included trans issues under programs designed to stop bullying instead of in sex education where parents have the power to opt their children out of. She also discusses how most of the parents that have spoken with her are progressive politically, but feel like their families are under attack and now feel politically homeless. 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.
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