The Young Americans bring their first young non-American onto the show, as National Review’s Madeleine Kearns, who hails from Scotland, discusses the ins and outs of transgenderism and young people with Jack.

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There are 6 comments.

  1. Lincoln

    The download link isn’t working.

    • #1
    • April 11, 2019 at 12:57 pm
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  2. Member

    Very informative podcast – thanks to your guest and her courage. She presented rational arguments for and against the transgender agenda – leaning for, when the person is in distress and it is viewed as a medical issue. Yet she used common sense in speaking how transgender-ism has become a fad, and there are statistics to prove that, just in the dramatic rise of it occurring among youth. The protection of children is at the forefront of the discussion, and I hope more is discussed in social media on this issue. Thank you for bringing this important discussion to Ricochet.

    • #2
    • April 11, 2019 at 6:49 pm
  3. Member

    Ask her out.

    • #3
    • April 12, 2019 at 6:46 am
  4. Member

    Hill to die on – a morally superior position to defend that may be a losing issue.

    Comes from traditional/old war tactics that high ground / hills are a better defensive position.

    Morphs into the high ground of debate and argument (a better moral position).

    Even if your position is morally defensible, it may be a losing battle. Ergo, hill to die on ;)

    • #4
    • April 12, 2019 at 11:34 am
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  5. Member

    This was the first time listening to Young Americans, and if all previous episodes are this interesting and informative then I’ve really been missing out. If only all 25-year olds were this knowledgeable and sensible.

    It’s a sad state of affairs when this topic of transgenderism is considered practically untouchable and addressing it fully requires “bravery.” 

    • #5
    • April 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm
  6. Member

    Like the previous poster, I have not listened to the podcast before. This was an excellent start. Madileine Kernes is a brilliant young woman, articulate, knowledgeable, and erudite. The topic was one that I was not as informed about as I thought I was. I now have a much greater understanding, and am certainly on Ms. Kearns side of the argument. I am also 74 years old, so, perhaps, there are grounds upon which those of us of different generations can interact and agree. In my years of teaching I worked with kids who were very likely going to be homosexual in their orientation, but I never worked with a child who expressed the feeling that they were either a different gender than that which they outwardly displayed, or who said that they wished that they were the other gender. This is, pretty obviously, a movement driven by people with a questionable agenda, and reinforced by those who seem more than willing to sacrifice the lives and wellbeing of children for political goals. We are, indeed, living in interesting times.

    • #6
    • April 12, 2019 at 2:54 pm