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Others have already commented on this book on Ricochet. In particular, Susan Quinn wrote this very nice post that drew heavily from it. I commented on a Bari Weiss interview with Abigail Shrier here. I’m sure other members have mentioned it, and several Ricochet podcasters have interviewed Ms. Shrier.
I spent a couple of the past few days in planes and airports and had an opportunity to finish a book and read two others, one of which was Ms. Shrier’s “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.”
As a parent, a father of a daughter, a conservative, and simply a generally decent human being, I recommend this book enthusiastically and without reservation. I think it is essential reading for every parent of a teenage or preteen girl. There are a lot of good books and a lot of important issues, but rarely does a book shine so much light on a real tragedy unfolding in our own communities and afflicting our most vulnerable with serious and permanent damage.
I know two families struggling with exactly the challenges Ms. Shrier describes, and two others that have been deeply scarred by their daughters’ experiences.
This is the most important book I’ve read in a very long time. Strongly recommended.Published in