IDENTITY CRISIS

Identity Crisis: Advice for Gender Critical Teens and Twenty-Somethings

Hosted BySasha White and M.K. Fain

4W and Plebity Collaboration featuring M. K. Fain and Sasha White

“Identity Crisis”  is a new weekly column and podcast for young people struggling with the modern orthodoxy of gender identity ideology—developed in collaboration between Plebity and 4W by women who have been there.

Each week, we will answer one or two of your questions, both as a running column on 4W, and in the form of a video podcast on YouTube.

To submit a question, email us at: [email protected]. We hope to hear from you soon!

Subscribe for updates on Identity Crisis here: https://www.identitycrisis.xyz/get-updates

The Identity Crisis Forum

In addition to my advice and discussions with M.K. Fain in our videos and column, I am creating a platform here where gender critical teens and twenty-somethings can have a voice. This is a forum for people with diverse perspectives to explore complex topics in a respectful, open way. If you would like to submit an article to be considered for the Identity Crisis Forum, whether anonymously or not, please use the contact form here on Plebity.org.


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How to Survive Cancellation: Part 2, Building Back Better

ARTICLE

How To Survive Being Cancelled - M.K. FainCancellation, like the death of a loved one, is a loss. It can be the loss of a job, the loss of friends, the loss of community, the loss of home, the loss of a sense of safety and security, the loss of a future you had planned, and, often, the loss of an identity.

After the immediate crisis passes, when you are forced to get back to some semblance of “normal,” can be when the weight of these losses really hits the hardest.

Most people I know who have been cancelled define their life in two stages: The Before, and The After. The change is often one so great that it impacts nearly every aspect of your life. For some, being “cancelled” becomes a new, defining part of their identity.

For me, cancellation proved that I couldn’t rely on others for my financial safety. It also proved that anchoring my support system in a community that required strict adherence to a particular ideology was untenable. I decided I needed freedom, and set out to create a life for myself centered around this idea.

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How to Survive Cancellation: Part 2, Building Back Better

Identity Crisis Episode 15: How to Survive Cancellation Part 2

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This episode is the second part of a two part series on surviving cancellation (part one is episode 14). MK and Sasha talk about how to rebuild after a cancellation or firing.

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Identity Crisis Episode 15: How to Survive Cancellation Part 2

How to Survive Cancellation: Part 1, the Immediate Aftermath

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How To Survive Being Cancelled - M.K. FainIn 2015, I lost my mother to suicide only a few weeks after being fired from what I believed was my dream job. At a time when I already lacked stability, I suddenly had to step up and help provide for my family.

While everyone’s situation is unique, and I’ve certainly enjoyed some privileges that have aided my ability to bounce back each time, these are the skills that have helped me survive the immediate aftermath of being cancelled.

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How to Survive Cancellation: Part 1, the Immediate Aftermath

Identity Crisis Episode 14: How to Survive Cancellation Part One

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This episode is the first half of a two-part series on surviving cancellation. In this episode, we dish on our own cancellation stories, and share memories of how we got through the firings, smears, and cultural condemnation.

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Identity Crisis Episode 14: How to Survive Cancellation Part One

Identity Crisis Episode 13: Social Contagion Among Teen Girls

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This week we follow up our discussion on the Arkansas bill, which banned transition procedures for minors, with a discussion about teenage social contagions. We talk about how the social contagion of our teen years was self-harm, and the tragic fact that today’s contagion—rapid onset gender dysphoria—cannot be outgrown if taken too far.

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Identity Crisis Episode 13: Social Contagion Among Teen Girls

Identity Crisis: Arkansas HB 1570 and Responsible Reporting on Suicide

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Suicide is a national public health crisis. It’s also preventable, and there are things we know from decades of public research that can either increase the risk of suicide or decrease it. In the wake of a series of new bills in Arkansas meant to address the gender identity crisis in sports, medicine, and schools, trans “advocates” are foreshadowing an impending epidemic of suicide among trans-identifying youth. In doing so, they are flying in the face of all known research on preventing suicide, and quite possibly creating the very problem they claim they’ve set out to solve.

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Identity Crisis: Arkansas HB 1570 and Responsible Reporting on Suicide

Identity Crisis Episode 12: Arkansas Bill 1570—Saving Kids from Medical Experimentation?

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In this episode we talk about two Arkansas bills—HB1570 and HB1749—both of which pertain to minors undergoing gender transition. The first bill we discuss, HB 1570, titled the “Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act” prohibits medical gender procedures for minors (these include puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and a variety of surgeries). We discuss what the bill actually says, and cover some of the misinformation that’s been propagated about it by various sources.

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Identity Crisis Episode 12: Arkansas Bill 1570—Saving Kids from Medical Experimentation?

Identity Crisis Episode 11: Rob Hoogland and the Loudest Silence

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In this episode, we talk about the distinction between being silenced and being silent (as Oprah Winfrey puts it in her interview with Meghan Markle). We discuss the case of Robert Hoogland, a Canadian man who is currently in prison for breaking a gag order that forbade him from speaking out against his daughter’s medical transition. If convicted, he faces a sentence of up to five years.

Some of the things we spoke about:
Even when the consequences to speaking out are major, we almost always have a choice, and must take responsibility for that choice.

Staying silent about a problem can mean you will have to deal with a magnified version of the problem down the road.
Silencing yourself can make you start to conform your thoughts to the group’s opinion.
What makes some people feel compelled to speak the truth when others don’t?

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Identity Crisis Episode 11: Rob Hoogland and the Loudest Silence

Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: The Mob Comes After Jesse Singal

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We discuss what’s currently happening with Jesse Singal and why we think it matters.

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Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: The Mob Comes After Jesse Singal