Toxic Feminism

The Genesis of Gender: A Christian Theory by Abigail Favale

Ignatius Press, 2022
(251 pages, $17.95, paperback)

The rapid spread of gender dysphoria is an urgent problem—not just because of the tidal wave of teenagers, most of them girls, struggling with their sexual identity, but particularly because our medical establishment generally avoids asking the hard questions and instead has decided simply to affirm our kids’ self-identification. Parents are often without recourse when, to their own spiritual and physical detriment, their girls insist on testosterone treatment followed by a double mastectomy and other surgical steps deforming their growing female bodies.

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