Abigail Shrier speaks truth to Princeton

I’d forgotten that Abigail Shrier had a Substack column called “The Truth Fairy“, and so I would have missed this wonderful talk (in transcript) had several readers not sent me the link. It is a talk that Shrier gave to a group of students at Princeton, hosted by the Princeton Tory, the Witherspoon Institute, and … Continue reading Abigail Shrier speaks truth to Princeton

Dueling petitions about banning “Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shrier

As you may remember, Abigail Shrier’s new book, Irreversible Damage, about the dangers of uncritical support for young girls who want to transition to boys, has met with a lot of criticism as “transphobic”. For a while its sale was banned at Target stores (it’s now reinstated.)  Nevertheless, there’s a change.org petition afoot to ban … Continue reading Dueling petitions about banning “Irreversible Damage” by Abigail Shrier

More on Abigail Shrier, Harriet Hall, Science-Based Medicine, Jesse Singal, and transitioning

Yesterday I reported on the site Science-Based Medicine’s defense of their “deplatforming” a book review written by one of their own editors, Dr. Harriet Hall. Hall had written a favorable review of Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage, itself about the dangers of transsexual adolescents undertaking medical treatment prematurely or without proper guidance. Hall approved the … Continue reading More on Abigail Shrier, Harriet Hall, Science-Based Medicine, Jesse Singal, and transitioning

Steven Novella and David Gorski defend their removal of Harriet Hall’s book review (the book: Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier)

On June 22, I reported here that the site Science-Based Medicine (“SBM”) had removed from its site a book review written by one of its editors, Dr. Harriet Hall. I characterized this removal as an “unfair deplatforming” and suspected that the review, of Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage (about the dangers of medically treating young … Continue reading Steven Novella and David Gorski defend their removal of Harriet Hall’s book review (the book: Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier)

The road to perdition for the Demonized

This is something I not only see happening all the time, but also worry about it happening to myself. The phenomenon is this: someone of a liberal bent gets called out, demonized, or canceled on social media by the Woke, and is more or less blindsided because of it.  Then a series of semi-predictable steps … Continue reading The road to perdition for the Demonized

How hormones are sold to children

A friend sent me this tweet, and it horrified me. I’m assuming it’s real, and the site they link to in another tweet certainly seems real. This is the new packaging one brand of oestrogen (Estradiol Valerate) comes in – marketed to male children by adults via sites such as Reddit, Tumblr and TikTok so … Continue reading How hormones are sold to children

Teachers push California student to undergo sexual transitioning

I think all people of good will (except the ACLU) are on the same page with respect to transgender rights. That is, everyone, regardless of gender status, sex, or transitioning status, should be afforded moral or legal equality and treated with respect and civility. There are a few exceptions when that right conflicts with others … Continue reading Teachers push California student to undergo sexual transitioning

The Economist on Wokeness, part two

The Economist‘s article on the origins and effects of Wokeism, which we discussed yesterday, has been supplemented by a short new piece on the “movement” seen as a religion that has various ways to bend people to its will.  The piece lists six ways of keeping believers in the fold, all of which were used … Continue reading The Economist on Wokeness, part two

Andrew Sullivan on the Netflix walkout and the anti-gay movement

Update: Over at his website (this portions can be read for free), Matt Taibbi goes hard after the MSM’s distorted reading of both Chapelle’s bit and its own faulty reporting. Read Taibbi’s “Cancel culture takes a big ‘L‘”. ***************** After Netflix broadcast Dave Chappelle’s latest comedy show, “The Closer,” he was accused not just of … Continue reading Andrew Sullivan on the Netflix walkout and the anti-gay movement