Liberal parents more likely to cave in to gender-bending therapy for their daughters, according to an outspoken author who blames “aggressive schools and Twitter culture” for keeping such people from responding effectively when children want to “switch” genders at a young age.
In fact, liberal parents seem more concerned about others’ opinions of them than they are about the health of their children.
U.S. writer Abigail Shrier recently released Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, in which she dissects gender dysphoria. Asserting that the decision to take puberty blockers is often not taken seriously enough, she was a guest on women’s rights campaigner Kellie-Jay Keen’s Woman By Definition podcast, MailOnline reports.
Of children who are most likely to transition, she said that, ” … this seems to be in prominent in politically progressive communities, partly because their schools tend to be more aggressive on the gender ideology, so they’re getting pushed culturally.
“One of the cruel reasons this has hit progressive families so hard, is because they were genuinely so open-minded and supportive, and it really got turned against them.
“It was because they sometimes weren”t willing to put their foot down and say, ‘No you’re not starting testosterone.’
“I often get parents telling me they’re not able to take binders (a cloth which flattens breasts by the use of constrictive materials) away from their children, and I say to them, “Would you give your children cigarettes?”
“Because we know binders are really harmful, they can deform breast tissue, cause rib cracking and shortness of breath. They’re quite dangerous for your 14-year-old to be going around with.”
Describing what she hears from parents, Shrier said they are wrapped up in what people might say about them, regardless of how the children are affected. “Parents often say to me ‘I don’t want to be seen as a transphobe,’ and it’s very clear to me that sometimes these parents feel like they can’t speak the truth or go against their own children’s wishes.”