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)

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

Ex-editor of Science-Based Medicine chews the site’s tuchas for its treatment of Abigail Shrier’s book

On June 22 I reported on a sort of “cancellation”. The respected website Science-Based Medicine (SBM), at the urging of editors David Gorski and Steve Novella, removed a review of a book by one of the other editors, physician Harriet Hall. As I wrote at the time: So much the worse, then, that the site … Continue reading Ex-editor of Science-Based Medicine chews the site’s tuchas for its treatment of Abigail Shrier’s book

Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying go unvaccinated for Covid, take and promote Ivermectin instead

Since Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying left Evergreen State under trying circumstances, they’ve made a living doing podcasts on YouTube, and have become somewhat notorious for their stand on Covid-19 and the dubious remedy Ivermectin. The story below, from the Portland, Oregon news site Willamette Week, reports how both Weinstein and Heying not only remain … Continue reading Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying go unvaccinated for Covid, take and promote Ivermectin instead

ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio attacks gay marriage—and marriage in general

Andrew Sullivan’s latest column on gay marriage led me to a hateful Instagram post by Chase Strangio, Deputy Director for Transgender Justice and staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). We first met Strangio, a transgender man, when he called for a ban on Abigail Shrier’s book Irreversible Damage, a book that I (and … Continue reading ACLU lawyer Chase Strangio attacks gay marriage—and marriage in general

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

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

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

Andrew Sullivan suggests that Wokeness is already on the wane. Is it?

I’ve just taken Andrew Sullivan’s new collection of writings out of the university library; I was surprised that they had it, already bound in library covers, since it came out only a month ago. I haven’t read it yet, as I’m taking it to Boston with me next week as my travel book. (By the … Continue reading Andrew Sullivan suggests that Wokeness is already on the wane. Is it?

“Desistance” in two cases of transgender men

This article and this post are surefire attractants for pushback, for they describe how two experienced therapists dealt wth two cases of “desisters”, or people who have started the route to transsexuality but then either reversed or renounced their decisions. While I gather these people are rare compared to those who begin puberty blockers and … Continue reading “Desistance” in two cases of transgender men