Editor Ruth Barrett is a courageous woman who has defied political orthodoxy in publishing Female Erasure: What you need to know about gender politics' war on women, the female sex and human rights. Barrett's masterpiece is an eclectic, incisive, well-referenced analysis of the transgendering of society and its harmful impact upon women and children.
Not only has Barrett swum headlong into the transgender tsunami, braving an onslaught of harassment, including death threats (as have many of her contributors), but she has also reached across the political abortion divide in the process. Barrett, like most of her contributors, is a feminist fiercely committed to abortion rights. Yet she still approached me, President of the pro-life American College of Pediatricians, to request permission to republish my scientific statement on gender dysphoria in her anthology.
As I had more conversations with Ruth and some of her contributors, I learned that radical feminist and conservative thought also overlap on pornography, prostitution, sex trafficking, the sexualization of children, and the negative consequences of society's embrace of sex stereotypes. All of these, in turn, converge in the politics of gender ideology, as Female Erasure reveals.
Contributors to Female Erasure include physicians, mid-wives, therapists, academics, lawyers, mothers of children who have transitioned, and de-transitioning women who transgendered as teens only to discover in their late 20s that they had internalized such a degree of misogyny from family and society that they assented to a chemical and surgical assault of their bodies.
Regarding the latter, they opened my eyes to the fact that many lesbian and bisexual women view transitioning one's gender as a form of internalized homophobia. In other words, these de-transitioned women view their transgender experience as having been pressured into chemically and surgically impersonating a man in order to role play a heterosexual relationship with another biological woman.
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