Shrier says she is not anti-trans; she says she has no problem at all with adults who have transitioned after making an informed choice. It’s the way the trans phenomenon expresses itself among adolescent and teenage girls that concerns her.
She said it has every indication of being a social phenomenon propelled by teen and adolescent female psychology (the same thing that causes rashes of cutting, anorexia, and other self-harm among girls that age), and that it is encouraged by activists, media, and the medical industry.
The damage that these kids do to their bodies is, well, irreversible. It is beyond crazy that we allow children and minors to make these permanent life-altering decisions. Shrier points out that in Oregon, the medical age of consent is 15. That means your daughter can have her breasts removed and get on testosterone without your consent, even though she cannot legally buy a wine cooler. …
You need to hear it, though, especially if you have daughters. You really do. I heard today from two different well-informed friends involved in their (conservative) churches, who are trying to head off their churches surrendering to Ibram X. Kendi Thought, and who get nothing but blank stares and shrugs when they try to wake their fellow congregants up. Nobody wants to hear it. Everybody wants to go along, pretending everything is going to be okay, because woke craziness can’t happen to them.