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Friday, July 16, 2021 

A Jewish woman is demonized for defending girls from transsexual exploitation and degradation

Joel Pollak spoke about comparisons between book burnings in America by far-leftists, and the recent riots in south Africa, and brought up the case of author Abigail Shrier, a Jewish-born writer, in case I hadn't mentioned before, whom the transsexuality obsessed movements on the left are demonizing and trying to get censored because she's trying to defend younger girls from their damaging propaganda:
I was going to devote this week’s column to the nationwide looting in South Africa, which ought to remind Americans of what happened here a year ago.

But then the American Booksellers Association apologized for promoting a book that is critical of transgenderism among teenage girls, even calling it a “violent incident.”

That, to me, is an urgent warning sign about the state of freedom in America — and, as it turns out, is linked to the chaos on the streets of South Africa today.

Abigail Shrier is the author of the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. She is married to one of my best friends from college, and has been a friend more than a decade. She is a lawyer-turned-writer who has balanced her literary ambitions with the daily challenge of raising three wonderful kids in an observant Jewish community. She is a person of deep empathy, who writes with great compassion, and has a wonderful sense of humor.

Irreversible Damage is not an “anti-trans” book, as anyone who has actually read it will tell you. Shrier does not oppose adults making the decision to choose a different gender identity than the one they were “assigned” at birth. Rather, she raises questions about why a disproportionate number of teenage girls are suddenly announcing that they are boys — and why they are being told by schools and doctors to take hormones or undergo surgery whose effects cannot be undone.
If there's any weakness, it would likely be if the book doesn't go far enough in condemning the whole lifestyle fad of transsexuality, which is worse than the punk subculture with mohawks it echos. Punk subculture, depending on the ingredients, has utterly ruined society, as children were all but corrupted by it into dressing like freaks with nose-rings. In any case:
Abigail’s book is not a threat to anyone — but it does open a debate that the radical left-wing ideologues who are running point for the Biden administration on this issue would prefer to suppress.

Recently, President Joe Biden himself tweeted that state laws to protect children from hormone “therapy” or “top surgery” should be regarded as “bullying.” That is an exact inversion of reality: the laws are there to shield kids from what would be regarded as abuse in any other context.

It is no surprise that Irreversible Damage is a controversial book. What is shocking is that the people calling to ban the book are not illiterate rubes but the country’s literary establishment.

When the American Booksellers Associated calls a book a “violent incident,” we have turned back the clock to the medieval era. The idea that the book is “violent” also paints a target on Abigail and her family: if her ideas are “violence,” violence may be used against her as self-defense.

That is how the rioters at University of California Berkeley justified violence against controversial speakers on campus. But a book is not even a “speaker.” It is a passive medium, one that does not “speak” until it is willfully opened and read.
The American Booksellers Association owes an apology for refusing to stand behind Shrier, making a complete embarrassment of themselves by doing something that appears to have led to a situation where they set their Twitter account to private, and if this is how they're going to act, maybe they're just not worth supporting.
The most odious regimes in history have always begun by banning and burning books, as a prelude to banning and burning people. That is what the “progressive” transgender movement has become: a vanguard of left-wing tyranny.

We saw that tyranny in last summer’s riots, ostensibly sparked by protests for “social justice” in the wake of the murder of George Floyd. But those marching with “Black Lives Matter” against “systemic racism” also destroyed communities, looting stores and defacing monuments.

Here in Los Angeles, they vandalized a synagogue on a Jewish holiday. And in nearby Santa Monica, the rioters vandalized public buildings, including the public library — the repository of civilization.
Yes, these far-left movements have very much been responsible for the wave of antisemitism that's risen in recent years. And now, they're turning Mrs. Shrier into a target for daring to question their ideology. This is another sad example of how civilization is collapsing.

Mrs. Shrier should be praised for setting a positive example as an observant Judaist who's defending even non-Israeli/Jewish girls honor and humanity from the wrath of vile ideologists who're doing everything they can to ruin civilization. Again, the American Booksellers Association owes her a genuine apology.

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