One day, Shrier writes, many girls wake up with no breasts and no uterus and wonder: I was just a teen. A kid. Why didn’t anyone stop me?

As devastating as her account is, Shrier leaves the reader with hope.

She advises parents to find support groups of other parents dealing with the same issue; avoid giving children a smartphone, and push back against the gender ideology infusing their daughters’ education. 2/7
Above all, she writes, parents should not relinquish their parental authority, and should stop supporting these new fads unquestionably. 3/7
Dramatic steps may be necessary—she cites parents who needed to physically move to separate their daughters from poisonous peer groups and “affirming” schools. And above all, she writes movingly, we must stop pathologizing girlhood. 4/7
Girls are different, and puberty is hard. It is not something to be cured. It is, she writes, wonderful to be a girl, and an ideology based on outdated sex stereotypes should not be the path to drugs, mastectomies, and a longing to escape girlhood. 5/7
Thanks to @JVanMaren for this great piece.

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You can also find his talk with me, here:…

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Today is the final day of trial for the BC father who’s been sitting in jail for the past month.

He’s guilty of speaking out about his 14-year-old daughter’s medical gender transitioning which he was powerless to stop.

I’m at the courthouse and I’ll be updating live.
To catch up on what’s happening, please read this thread from two days ago.
Due to a publication ban, the father can only be referred to in Canada as C.D.

He has pleaded guilty to violating a gag order by speaking out, naming the doctors involved, and publishing documents like this consent form that his daughter signed when she was only 13 years old. ImageImageImage
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Throw pedos in the clink. It’s not society’s problem if jails can’t keep them safe.
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It will still have to go through the Senate.
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The dad is currently sitting in jail because he refused to follow a gag order prohibiting him from speaking publicly.

I’m at the courthouse and I’ll update live.
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As a father, C.D. felt that he had to protect her.
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