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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Identity Crisis Episode 11: Rob Hoogland and the Loudest Silence

PODCAST

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

PODCAST

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

Identity Crisis Episode 10: How To Question Everything Without Going Crazy

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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.

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Identity Crisis Episode 10: How To Question Everything Without Going Crazy

Identity Crisis Episode 9: Logical Fallacies

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In this episode we talk about some logical/argumentative fallacies and how they might pertain to the gender debate and identity politics in general.

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Identity Crisis Episode 9: Logical Fallacies

Identity Crisis Episode 8: “The Equality Act is a Men’s Rights Civil Rights Bill” -Lauren Adams

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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.

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Identity Crisis Episode 8: “The Equality Act is a Men’s Rights Civil Rights Bill” -Lauren Adams

Identity Crisis Episode 7: One trick to effectively debate gender identity ideologues

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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.

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Identity Crisis Episode 7: One trick to effectively debate gender identity ideologues

Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: Does the Equality Act Damage Women’s Rights?

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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.

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Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: Does the Equality Act Damage Women’s Rights?

Identity Crisis Episode 6: Reacting to Woke Instagram

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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?