• The Abolition of Sex

  • How the “Transgender” Agenda Harms Women and Girls
  • By: Kara Dansky
  • Narrated by: Kara Dansky
  • Length: 4 hrs and 8 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (51 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonight!

The so-called “transgender” agenda is a misogynistic assault on the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls—and is being fueled by a massive, vicious, and well-funded industry.

Most Americans do not understand the real threat that the “transgender” agenda, or the so-called “gender identity” movement, poses to all of us—especially women and girls—nor do they understand the extent to which it is taking over US law and civil society. The simple truth is that “gender identity” functions to abolish sex, and all of our civic institutions—government, media, academia, and business—have been completely captured by it. We have been told that “transgender” is a word to describe a marginalized group of people who are in need of civil rights protection; it is not. Instead, it is an incoherent word that is being used to advance a much broader agenda. There are many people—including people on the political left—who understand the threat that enshrining “gender identity” in law and society poses, but they are silenced when they try to speak out. This book shines a light on the truth about “gender identity,” the “transgender” agenda, the very real threats that they pose to all of society—specifically to the rights, privacy, and safety of women and girls—and what the global Women’s Human Rights Campaign is doing to fight back.

©2021 Kara Dansky (P)2022 Blackstone Publishing

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This is a very important book

Gender ideology has become my obsession since the day my daughter announced her own capture. When it happens, life becomes a hall of mirrors in which you’re frantically seeking daylight. All of the recent gender-critical books have delivered some of it, but Kara Dansky argues the case using nothing but devastatingly objective facts. Clear, direct and unemotional, she doesn’t reach for the crutches — virtue signals, hyperbole, and righteous snark — that marked the early entries. My top three recommendations now include this book, Helen Joyce’s “Trans,” and “Galileo’s Middle Finger.” Serious works by serious women (yes, I said women!) who will be celebrated for their courageous sanity when the intellectual fog finally clears.

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Outstanding read

Thought provoking. There is much more to the trans movement than accepting one’s wish to be something they cannot be. Thinking that tolerance is harmless is incorrect.

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Read and share and talk about it!!!!

I have read everything I could find on the Gender Idiology movement to try to understand why corporations seem so willing, insistent even, that everyone abide by it, and this is the clearest, shortest, most action-oriented one I found. A must read and share.

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A must read for anyone concerned about women and girls.

And absolutely critical book in a time when women’s rights and women’s and girls safety is being set back decades. They must read for anyone who’s interested in the lives of women and girls.

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Well written and well read!

If you’re looking for a book that will concisely explain the issue of gender ideology and the threat it poses to women, you will find no better primer than Kara Dansky’s The Abolition of Sex. Dansky references many other writers, current events and historical precedents in a very easy to read (or listen to) text. Heartily recommend for both those new to the gender debate as well as those who’ve been in the trenches. I learned more than I expected to. Narration by the author was superb. Dansky adorably mispronounces a couple of words but otherwise is very easy on the ears.

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In learning more about ‘transgender’

After recently finishing Abigail Shrier’s book, Irreversible Damage, I stumbled upon The Abolition of Sex and found it equally interesting and thought provoking. The author and I are politically opposite, but I agree with her viewpoint on the very damaging trend to erase sex and gender in current society.
I especially liked hearing her viewpoint as a lawyer when it comes to how this dangerous craze will change our laws for the worse and endanger women’s progress even further. Very well written.

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important read

A thoughtful and well argued look into the legal and cultural implications of what transgenderism is doing to sex based rights. If you can't talk about sex (as a noun), then how can you talk about sexism?

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hero exposing the truth

this is the 4th book I read in the past 12-14 months on gender identity ideology & how it harms the rights of women and girls as well as LGB rights. I wish everyone on the left would read this book as well as similar books by Kathleen Stock and Helen Joyce, although I know most won't. It's a very serious problem in public policy and law. Dansky writes movingly about what it is like to be a lifelong Democrat, as she is and I am, and the betrayal that politicians are engaged in by prioritizing gender identity over sex based rights. This is an emergency for women and girl's rights, gay rights, and science based public policy and law.

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Gender ideology intrusion in law.

this is a must read book to understand the political implications of gender ideology. my only criticism is that I feel parts of the discussion about objectification of women were a little bit exaggerated. Very different than other gender ideology critical books like Debrah Soh and Abigail Shrier.

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The left marginalizing women

This book illustrates that the societal norms and legal instruments giving "rights" to Transgender women are obliterate the long standing protections of biological women, both straight and lesbian. The book implies that right now, mostly lesbians are keeping to their own to fight this. And that for the most part, straight, cis gendered women don't even get to think about fighting this. I hope that straight and lesbian women can unite with men to oppose this, because it is, and should be, a fight for all of us. In the mean time, let's hope that TERF becomes synonymous with TUFF.

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  • Mr L Brennan
  • 07-05-22

Superb work

Kara Dansky skilfully cuts through to the core on the issues around sex and gender. I thoroughly recommend this audiobook.

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  • Louise Woodward-Styles
  • 09-08-22

Superb research, insightful and important

Kara has a fantastic way of explaining complex issues that surround gender identity whilst being stoic in what it means to be a biological woman. Girls & Women are under attack like we've never experienced before. All we have fought for is being dismantled by MALES that wish to be women even the men that hate us. This 'Terf' is proud to support and follow Kara in this fight to protect our sex based rights.

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  • Sharon
  • 08-25-22

Outstanding

Couldn't Stop listening to this articulate and thoroughly researched book. Everyone should read it.

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  • Suzanne G.
  • 07-26-22

More a rant than analysis

Very American-centric and to my mind not coherently presented arguments but rather strings of case studies intended to shock or anger rather than explain this contentious issue.

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  • Torgeir Aleti
  • 07-04-22

Just wrong

I am sure this book makes those who wish to dehumanise and hate people they don’t understand and/or can’t relate to - but this is just old 💩 in new wrapping.

The main thesis of the book is absurd, based on opinions, and no facts. Every argument put forward is based on logical fallacies (eg slippery slope, circular reasoning), and can easily be refuted.

Eg: The book briefly acknowledge that intersex people exist, but quickly dismissed such people as a too small minority to even care about. Then it is back to bashing transsexuals, and asserting that everyone is either a man or a woman. Never mind that about 1.7% of people have intersex traits while less that 1% are transsexual.