Ten years ago, you probably didn’t know anyone who identified as transgender.

Today, you almost certainly know someone who identifies as transgender—especially if they are teenage girls.

In the 5-minute video above, Abigail Shrier—author of the important book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters—analyzes this disturbing trend, why it is happening, and why it will lead to harm instead of help.

Shrier—a Jewish author—has done outstanding reporting on this phenomenon. Do note, though, that her primary critique is not against transgenderism per se but rather on the social phenomenon of contagion among teenage girls who never reported experiencing gender dysphoria growing up.

The best overall general book critiquing transgenderism is Ryan Anderson’s When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.

The best book that tells the cultural history of how we has a society came to accept the notion that a man could be a woman trapped inside a man’s body is Carl Trueman’s The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: Cultural Amnesia, Expressive Individualism, and the Road to Sexual Revolution. (Coming in February 2022 will be a shorter, more accessible version of Trueman’s book, entitled Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution.)