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.
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.
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!
Identity Crisis Episode 3: Facing Despair + Debate on Porn
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.
Identity Crisis Episode 2: Preferred Pronouns
Identity Crisis Bonus Episode: Biden’s Executive Order
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!
Identity Crisis Episode One: Our Peak Trans Stories
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.