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I’m once again recommending a podcast from Bari Weiss. This one is an interview with Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: Teenage Girls and the Transgender Craze, her piece of investigative journalism (remember when that used to happen?) on the topic of the exploding “trans” movement afflicting young girls.
I have purchased the book but not yet read it. I’ll undoubtedly write about it after I do.
I think the transgender movement is the forced confession of wokism, serving the same function as it did under Stalin, that of forcing compliance and breaking the spirit of those who dare speak out against an obvious fiction. It’s O’Brien’s “2+2=5,” something so absurd that conceding it, even under duress, is a betrayal of one’s own conscience.
The podcast can be heard here: Honestly with Bari Weiss: Courage in the Face of Book Burners.
Ms. Shrier’s descriptions during the podcast of truly Orwellian progressive public school policies regarding gender identity are chilling and need to be heard. And this comment of hers was, I thought, spot-on (31:35):
The major political battle ahead of us is not conservative versus liberal. It’s really conservative and liberal versus the woke. They don’t believe in free speech. They don’t believe in equal protection. They don’t believe in due process.
PS I don’t normally subscribe to online services; there’s simply too much worth reading that doesn’t require a subscription. But I just subscribed for a year of Bari Weiss’s substack, because I want to support her efforts. I think she is distinguishing herself as a standout voice for free speech and free inquiry.Published in