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.
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.
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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.
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.
Identity Crisis Episode 12: Arkansas Bill 1570—Saving Kids from Medical Experimentation?
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?
Identity Crisis Episode 11: Rob Hoogland and the Loudest Silence
We discuss what’s currently happening with Jesse Singal and why we think it matters.
Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: The Mob Comes After Jesse Singal
In this episode, we follow up last week’s chat about logical fallacies with a conversation about how we’ve questioned our own assumptions and ideologies and what we’ve learned from it.
Identity Crisis Episode 10: How To Question Everything Without Going Crazy
Lauren Adams, Legal Counsel for the Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF), joins us to discuss the Equality Act. We discuss the language used in the bill, how it will affect women if it passes, and why Lauren sees it as a men’s rights bill.
Identity Crisis Episode 8: “The Equality Act is a Men’s Rights Civil Rights Bill” -Lauren Adams
In this episode we broke out our acting chops… we acted out two sample conversations between a gender critical woman and a gender ideology supporter. Both conversations cover the same topics, but a simple switch in argument technique on the part of the GC speaker changes the entire outcome and the tone of the exchange.
Identity Crisis Episode 7: One trick to effectively debate gender identity ideologues
MK Fain, the Communications Fellow at the Women’s Liberation Front, answers questions about the Equality Act: what it means for women’s and LGBT rights, and the poison pill nature of the gender identity wording in the bill.