In a world where Facebook recognizes more than 70 sexual identities, are we really witnessing what author Debra Soh calls The End of Gender?
The Toronto-based sex researcher's new book is subtitled "debunking the myths about sex and identity in our society" and she tells Nick Gillespie that scientific rigor is being tossed aside in the name of political activism when it comes to talking about gender differences and flashpoint issues such as allowing pre-pubescent children to transition sexually. Unapologetically "sex-positive" and in favor of letting consenting adults do whatever they want with their bodies, Soh worries that a new form of science denialism mostly on the left will ultimately undermine all sorts of social progress.
Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Dr. Debra Soh (Author, The End of Gender) about the risks of scientific research involving transgender kids, the potential irreversible damage being done to non-binary millennials and the growing number of people deciding to detransition. Debra discusses her background in sexual neuroscience and how her research led her to the conclusion that transgender kids had become a forbidden topic of science. Debra's research conflicts with the belief that kids suffering from gender dysphoria should receive gender affirming surgery. She cautions against the recommendations from mental health professionals that are putting ideology ahead of scientific research and the rise of transgender regret. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What happens when Glenn tells sexual orientation expert and neuroscientist Dr. Debra Soh that he feels like a woman today? Well, he gets a hard dose of objective truth based in science. In Soh's new book, "The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex & Identity in Our Society," she gives parents the tools to fight back against the lies their children are being taught in school: "Gender is a social construct. There's no such thing as boys and girls." She says it's anti-science to encourage children to transition to the opposite sex. Soh explains why she had to leave academia to speak freely about sex and identity, and why as even as a liberal, she and Glenn have a lot more in common than one might expect. This Week’s Sponsors:Go from dreaming to doing. Your bigger future starts today at Ashford University. There’s NO FEE to apply or standardized testing required to enroll. Go to http://Ashford.edu/BECKWant to know the secret to staying sweat-free this summer? Glenn recommends Tommy John’s ultra-breathable underwear! They have a range of summer-ready, breathable options, but their Cool Cotton underwear for men and women is like having your own on-body AC. For a limited time, go to https://TommyJohn.com/BECK to get 20% off your first order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Debra Soh is a former sex researcher, neuroscientist, columnist, and podcast host. Her new book The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society is now available. https://www.amazon.com/dp/1982132515