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)

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

The danger of Bidenesque Wokeism

It seems churlish to begin worrying about the Biden administration when it’s held sway for only a bit more than a day. I voted for Joe and Kamala and approve of many of their policies. I teared up at the Inauguration and was hugely relieved when the Great Miscreant was helicoptered over the Potomac yesterday. … Continue reading The danger of Bidenesque Wokeism

Should schools hide children’s issues about gender and transexuality from their parents?

There must be tons of people who have Substack sites that I don’t know about. Reader Steve just acquainted me with the site of Abigail Shrier, called “The Truth Fairy.” Shrier, of course, is the person most demonized as transphobic by transgender activists, but unfairly so, for she is not in the least transphobic. Rather, … Continue reading Should schools hide children’s issues about gender and transexuality from their parents?

Jesse Singal fact-checks Science-Based Medicine again

The battle between Jesse Singal and the site Science-Based Medicine (SBM) continues. SBM originally hosted a positive review of Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage written by one of their editors, Harriet Hall, and then two other editors, David Gorski and Steven Novella (G&N), removed Hall’s review and replaced it with three pieces critical of Shrier’s … Continue reading Jesse Singal fact-checks Science-Based Medicine again

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

Jesse Singal: Science-Based Medicine has put its foot into it

The site Science-Based Medicine (SBM), renowned for debunking quackery and insisting on a firm evidential basis for medical treatments, has put its foot into it, and by “it” I mean the controversy about Abigail Shrier’s new book dealing with “rapid onset gender dysphoria”. It started, as I’ve described before, with a favorable review on the site … Continue reading Jesse Singal: Science-Based Medicine has put its foot into it

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”