Irreversible Damage - Abigail Shrier

Irreversible Damage

By Abigail Shrier

  • Release Date: 2020-06-30
  • Genre: Political Science
Score: 4
4
From 91 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

  • Awful

    1
    By Stuartizawezomz
    The worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life
  • Puts into words everything we’ve been experiencing

    5
    By IAmTheSwartz
    You know that feeling as a parent; that intuitively you know something isn’t quite right. But the mainstream media, social media, and the “experts” don’t have a word for it. Or insist you’re an -ist or a -phobe for questioning things. This book eloquently puts into words every single thing we knew in our guts was wrong and out of place, but I wasn’t finding discussed elsewhere. If you truly care about your daughter, you may find this helpful to read so that you can start to understand the underpinning issues contributing to this phenomenon.
  • Great read

    5
    By Aaaaaffffff
    Interesting accounts of adolescent girls dealing with gender identity issues and a great warning to those diving head first into it without any substantial understanding of potential medical and psychological consequences
  • Hate this!!

    1
    By 💜~Yoongi-Chim~💜
    This book is so transphobic! I’m a transgender male and me and my husband read this book, going into it with a positive attitude thinking this was gonna be tips for a parent with a transgender child, but NO! It’s transphobic and rude!! I felt so attacked reading this it was giving me major dysphoria! I hate this book! Wish I could give it 0 stars!! 😡
  • Insightful and Well Researched

    5
    By dkm1620
    This is a phenomenal book that is incredibly insightful and very well researched. It is NOT anti-LGBTQ and anybody who claims that it is had not read the book. It has a very important message about young women and their mental health.
  • If the Leftists hate it...

    5
    By JeremiahCryer
    ... you know it must be good. The only reason anyone would hate on this book (most likely after not reading it) is if they have a problem with the truth.
  • well written and well thought out

    5
    By Respect4returnofJedi
    This book far from being transphobic supports the trans community. What it does do is raise vital issue of underage girls permanently changing their bodies for the rest of their life’s best on mental issues that can be through. To be clear this is absolutely not about conversion therapy (which is completely misguided and wrong) but simple straightforward psychoanalysis for depression. Many rape victims want to make themselves asexual because of their assault. This is tragic. That because of their assault they want to permanently scar their bodies. It’s sad that now you can only be pro-trans by being anti-women. Again this book sets out all these issues very cogently and succinctly .
  • GET THIS BOOK !

    5
    By No to Grindr
    Get the paper back version of this book. Apple will ban it soon.
  • Bullying and spreading misinformation

    1
    By mattheseller
    Author just verbally attacks any famous trans people she can think of
  • Harmful Pseudoscience

    1
    By sore loser2412
    Don’t read this garbage, they didn’t interview any trans people for this book. It’s just harmful psychological warfare on children.