Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, sits down with Bridget for a fascinating, in-depth and controversial conversation about the wave of transgender-identifying females sweeping various countries around the world. For the first time in history the predominant demographic of people identifying as “transgender” is teenage girls with no childhood history of gender dysphoria. Abigail and Bridget discuss how we got here, where this came from, and the social, educational and cultural influences playing a part in this unprecedented trend. They cover the role of teachers, therapists, social media influencers and activists, as well as the dynamics of teenage girl friend groups that make them particularly susceptible to the unconscious pressures and social rewards of coming out as “trans.” They discuss the long-term physical and mental damage that can result from a system that demands immediate affirmation from professionals, rather than a careful and considered approach to a complicated topic which can have permanent consequences.

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  1. Bryan McAllister Lincoln

    Wow! I listened to Ms Shrier, and kept thinking, “Wow!” Here is a woman who has stepped into the breach. It is amazing how it seems that an entire component of the mental health infrastructure of this country seems to be closed to open, and constructive destruction. If what she describes is accurate, this is to the detriment of those truly experiencing gender issues, and those incorrectly and hurriedly led down a singular path with blinders, which weighty consequences.

    It is deeply concerning to hear of the degree to which open and candid discussion on very important topics – topics which NEED open and candid discussion towards constructive ends – is being quashed.

    Thank you, Bridget, for bringing Ms Shrier on to your show.

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    • July 27, 2020, at 8:25 PM PDT
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