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!

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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.


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Identity Crisis Episode 6: Reacting to Woke Instagram

PODCAST

In this episode, we take a deep dive into woke instagram. We read and analyze posts from a popular account that “dissect[s] progressive politics and social issues in graphic slideshow form”. We break down a number of neoliberal and pop political talking points about the paradox of tolerance, Karl Popper, pronouns, dysphoria, gender & sex, and free speech. We critique the “fast food” type of political diet that this instagram account represents.

We make the case for free speech, for the enduring value of the First Amendment, and talk about how anyone who is challenging the status quo is someone who needs speech rights to be protected.

We also touch on one particular area of public speech that we do consider harmful: rhetoric which implies that suicide will result from any particular action, event, or speech—or any form of suicide encouragement/suggestion in the media. We talk about ethical reporting guidelines around suicide and consider the role of this kind of rhetoric in the gender identity conversation.

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Identity Crisis Episode 6: Reacting to Woke Instagram

Identity Crisis Episode 5: Have you lost friends for being gender critical?

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In this episode, we discuss losing friends over politics, building resilient relationships, and give four tips on how to survive as a gender critical teen.

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Identity Crisis Episode 5: Have you lost friends for being gender critical?

Identity Crisis Episode 4: Groupthink and Preference Falsification

PODCAST

In this episode, we discuss the phenomenon of groupthink in relation to the debate over sex and gender. Whether individuals adopt the groups’ opinion out of fear, to avoid discomfort, or to fulfill social inclusion needs—the result can be that an unfounded idea takes hold.

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Identity Crisis Episode 4: Groupthink and Preference Falsification

Identity Crisis Episode 3: Facing Despair + Debate on Porn

PODCAST

This episode we set out to answer the question, “how do you deal with feelings of despair and hopelessness in this movement?” Part of what we wanted to convey is the importance of cordial disagreements and debate. Our conversation soon became a debate on one issue that we at least partially disagree on: pornography. We decided to lean in to this clash of ideas and see what would happen. This is the result!

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Identity Crisis Episode 3: Facing Despair + Debate on Porn

Identity Crisis Episode 2: Preferred Pronouns

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We explain some of our own critiques of ‘preferred pronouns’, including the idea of compelling the speech of others, and of normalizing gender ideology that says we don’t know what sex someone

We also talk about how you might go about dealing with the question when asked to give your own pronouns.

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Identity Crisis Episode 2: Preferred Pronouns

Identity Crisis Episode One: Our Peak Trans Stories

PODCAST

According to Urban Dictionary, “Peak Trans” is defined as the moment when: “the threshold of cognitive dissonance that the trans ideology requires of someone exceeds the limits of a person’s willing suspension of disbelief, and that person’s eyes open to where they can no longer agree with the narrative.”

“Identity Crisis” is a weekly column and podcast for young people struggling with the modern orthodoxy of gender identity ideology—developed in collaboration between Plebity and 4W by Sasha White and M.K. Fain. New episodes every Monday!

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Identity Crisis Episode One: Our Peak Trans Stories

Q&A with Zoe

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Zoe - anonymous lesbian black radfem gen z-er For the first entry on the Identity Crisis Forum, I present to you a Q&A with a young woman we will refer to as Zoe. I received an email from Zoe, who told me that she was about to turn eighteen. She wrote that she is secretly a gender critical lesbian, but that if her peers knew what she was really thinking, they would label her a TERF and cancel her. Zoe wanted to tell her story and share her views on feminism, but wasn’t comfortable revealing her name, face, or voice for an interview.

That is how terrible this debate has become‒‒intelligent young women silence themselves about their experiences and their opinions out of the very rational fear of backlash from gender identity idealogues. After corresponding for a couple of weeks, Zoe and I did this interview over email. Her raw and honest answers paint a picture of an intellectually nonconforming and pensive young woman. Zoe’s range of experience will defy any attempts to put her into a box.

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Q&A with Zoe