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)

Science-Based Medicine unfairly deplatforms a book review

Ginger K. called my attention to what seems to me a violation of ethical and journalistic standards by a respected website, all in the name of appeasing the woke. Science-Based Medicine, whose editors include David Gorski and Steve Novella, is a site designed to promote the kind of medicine described in its title, as well … Continue reading Science-Based Medicine unfairly deplatforms a book review

The American Booksellers Association apologizes for mailing out Abigail Shrier’s book, calling it a “serious, violent incident”

It’s a sad day when not only people in the ACLU call for banning Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing our Daughters, but then the American Booksellers Association, self-described as “dedicated to free expression”, grovels to the mob and apologizes for sending out Shrier’s book in a batch of sample books dispatched to … Continue reading The American Booksellers Association apologizes for mailing out Abigail Shrier’s book, calling it a “serious, violent incident”