“Irreversible Damage” Interview

Since my “Starting Again” post (after leaving my blog dormant for a year) I’ve been pushing Abigail Shrier’s book, Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters.

I just came across a recent interview of Abigail. It is an excellent summary of the hypothesis of her book: the recent explosion of girls identifying as Transgender is because of social contagion. This is must see for those concerned about this issue. Please check it out below.

For more than a year, I’ve been thinking that Online Porn is a key reason why so many young girls identify as “boys” in the Western world. If you think your Smartphone toting 12 year old son or daughter are not watching some of the most revolting sexual images you can imagine, then you are deluding yourself. Boys are learning at a very young age how to objectify and denigrate women. Porn is stunting healthy sexual development. You don’t need a professional psychiatrist to tell you this. If they are not getting porn on their phone because you think you have “locked it down” (dream on!) then they are watching porn on the Smartphone of a friend. And many young girls are saying to themselves, if this is what it means to be a woman, get me outta here! I think Online Porn is a reason why some of our girls are checking out other options. It helps to explain the explosive growth of adolescent onset gender-dysphoria among our girls.

There are other forces at play as well. Deep depression. Personal trauma. Anxiety. Autism. But these co-morbidities are rarely analyzed before “fast-tracking” youths to transition.

Also I think something else is in play. Girls from middle and upper middle class backgrounds are constantly being told they are the victims of Patriarchy and that men get all the breaks in our 21st century western world. Plus, they are being told that if they are white then they are members of the oppressor class. (The vast majority of teens claiming to be Trans or non-binary are white girls from middle & upper middle class “progressive” families.) So coming out as Trans or Non-binary lends social credibility to their existence. It’s very socially rewarding. All they need to give up is “a pound of flesh.” And perhaps future fertility (though this is hardly mentioned). But they will receive praise and affirmation for their new-found “authentic” selves. This is where the influence of social media looms large.


The interviewer John Anderson and Abigail discuss Porn as well as the overall “affirming” environment that is “grooming” our girls and boys down the path toward exotic identity expressions. Unfortunately, unlike a tattoo or non-conforming hair and clothing styles, many of these expressions require medical intervention. We are witnessing the medicalization of identity. And our doctors, our technologists, our pharmaceutical representatives, who have mostly brought great good to our culture, must be asked some very demanding conflict of interest questions. We need to hold them accountable.

Because our children matter more than their bottom line.

Planned Parenthood’s new Cross-Sex Hormone revenue stream is not purely about “liberation.” In some of our states a 16 year old girl can walk into Planned Parenthood and without a note from a therapist or her mother can receive doses of testosterone 40 times the natural female level. I’m investigating “the money trail” argument and will be blogging about this soon.

But first this important interview.


The interviewer John Anderson served as Deputy Prime Minister of Australia for 6 years between 1999 and 2005 under John Howard. I recommend you “turn on” the CC (Closed Captioning) since he has an Australian accent that may be a little hard to understand for some of you, especially those with hearing loss <grin.>.


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Again, Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters is a must read. She’s a fine and careful writer. And as she says in the interview above, the amount of vitriol sent her way for writing such a thoughtful book is shameful and also indicative of the fight ahead. But our children are worth that fight. Civil Society is worth that fight.

Of course, for my Christian Brothers and Sisters, we must fight the way Jesus fought. Silencing, deplatforming, cancelling, shouting down our ideological opponents is not Christian. We must listen to what they have to say. And then speak the Truth as we understand it. Unfortunately, the more I study this issue and the forces in play, I’m led to the conclusion that the Gender Ideologues are not terribly interested in dialogue or viewpoint diversity. For them, this is a massive Power Play.

If you disagree with them, as I do. You need to learn and take a stand. I hope to help you in that effort.

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