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Obres de Abigail Shrier

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Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Professions
journalist

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Once you go beyond the false pearl clutching and cancel culture hysterics this book actually has a lot to offer. Shrier isn't an expert on psychology nor pretends to be, but allows those who shared their stories to be heard. This work was far less a look at transgender culture and dysphoria itself and focuses on those that instead manipulate both, turning them in to a social subculture with harsh and rigid stereotypical ideals. "Transtrenders" as I've heard people call it. The argument being made is simply: Because you, as a female, don't fit in to prescribed gender roles or what people perceive as feminine it just means you're you. You don't have to rush out to give yourself a title and subculture just because you prefer sports over tea parties and dolls. Be yourself. Shrier also gives space to pointing out the pressure to conform and how cancel culture plays such a deep role in pushing this boxed in sex role stereotype at growing girls and young women trying to navigate the world. How it often tries to negate both lesbians and a more natural emotional/mental progression of identity and maturity through false psychology and peer pressure. There's also the broaching of the problem with girls and women's spaces and outlets being taken away more and more often by overreaching identity politics and the need for safe spaces that aren't subject to pop culture whim.

Overall it wasn't a deep investigation of transperson issues but an honest look at things in a twisting of trans identity issues, largely from those whom have gone through it themselves, family members dealing with the phenomena, the bullying and cancel culture mindset that goes on inside, the ostracizing done on those who don't conform and even those persons ostracizing their own friends and family for not conforming. There is a lot of flap over this one by cancel culture fainting couch pseudo intellectuals but at the end of the day these are issues that need talking about and censorship doesn't accomplish anything versus people willing to speak up.
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MissNerdinatrix | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Jun 26, 2024 |
I am a sucker for books about parenting, kids and their challenges and this one was another winner along with [Generations], [Coddling of the American MInd], [Anxious Generation] (and more). When our kids were little I read [Siblings without Rivalry] and was teased that it was "Earth without Gravity"! Also years ago I read [Bringing up Bebe] about a mom moving to France and describing the difference between American and French childrearing and the ensuing results. Fascinating and very good to know! So this book looks at the very challenged present generation of children who are experiencing very significant mental health concerns and she examines parenting, education and therapeutic approaches.There are so many children diagnosed, in therapy and on heavy duty medications. She has a lot to say and really we must find the "adult in the room" to do a better job as children are not being managed well. The book is well researched with many interviews of experts in their fields and with further book recommendations and references to academic research.… (més)
 
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mdoris | May 10, 2024 |
An absolute must read if you have a daughter. I feel every adult should read this.

This balanced, compassionate, and fair book will help crystallize your thinking.
 
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FamiliesUnitedLL | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Mar 5, 2024 |
Excellent writer helping make the subject accessible. The book helps you to understand what is going on amongst teen girls and transgender issues.
 
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happyanddandy1 | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Nov 26, 2023 |

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Obres
2
Membres
698
Popularitat
#36,254
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
21
ISBN
17
Llengües
3
Preferit
1

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