How the Democrats and the Left Betrayed Women and Girls
November 11, 2023
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My latest book, The Reckoning: How the Democrats and the Left Betrayed Women and Girls is now available on Amazon for pre-order.
From the back cover:
In The Reckoning, Kara Dansky, a radical feminist and lifelong Democrat, exposes the invasion by men into female-only spaces, the harming of children, and the silencing, punishment, cancellation and even violence against women who speak out. Meanwhile, the Democratic Party, which claims to represent the interests of women, ignores the problem, while its allies in the organized left and mainstream media paint all opposition to the “trans” agenda as “right wing.” But radical feminists are not “right wing.” They are leftists who know that sex is real and are not afraid to demand women’s hard-won rights to safe spaces and privacy.
The Democrat-left wing establishment knows all the ways in which “gender identity” harms women and girls—and plenty of boys. Yet they are sacrificing women and children to a vicious profit-driven industry that allows men to invade women’s spaces and sports, denies that sex is real, and slices up children’s bodies.
Now the Democrats are facing a reckoning. Detransitioners are starting to speak out, clinicians are blowing the whistle, and women and girls, including many lesbians, have had it. Even now, the tide of common sense and decency is starting to turn in other countries that have banned harmful medical and surgical procedures for underage children and a handful of Democrats are bucking the trend at the state level. Elected Democrats will later claim they didn’t know, that they couldn’t have known, that the science has changed. But they knew. They have known all along. This book provides the evidence.
In a society where "progressive" seems to be more "regressive", The Reckoning is a must read for all. Through truth, lived experiences, and common sense, this book will encourage everyone to find their voice and use it unapologetically to fight for what's right, fair, and just. Our future depends on it. If our elected leaders don't know what a woman is, it's time to elect new leaders.
—Riley Gaines, graduate, University of Kentucky; competitor, NCAA 2022 women’s swimming championships
For decades, we Democrats, liberals, and progressives thought the trans movement was about human liberation. In her impassioned and courageous new book, The Reckoning, Kara Dansky shows that the trans movement is fundamentally about human manipulation, misogyny, and homophobia. Instead of affirming the inner authenticity of young people, the trans movement is robbing them of their future. The Reckoning is a devastating must-read for anyone who is concerned about protecting some of the most vulnerable members of our society.
—Michael Shellenberger, Best-selling author of Apocalypse Never and San Fransicko
This is a brave must-read. In The Reckoning, Kara Dansky has delivered a powerful, clarion wakeup call to all those who have embraced the trans/gender identity agenda at the expense of women and girls. Dansky, an attorney and self-described radical feminist who has studied the transgender movement for nearly a decade, provides a powerful and data-driven account that will startle and enrage most readers. The Reckoning exposes the political, financial, and cultural movements that ignore science, as well as the devastating consequences for women’s rights, in promoting the ideology of gender identity. Dansky makes a totally persuasive case that progressive Democrats ignore what is happening at the risk of eventually losing millions of female voters.
—Gerald Posner, investigative journalist and author of thirteen books, the latest of which is PHARMA
Feminists have been dealt few greater betrayals than having voted for a Democratic Party for years—decades even—only to be informed their progressive comrades no longer know what a woman is. In The Reckoning, Kara Dansky documents the sudden and complete abandonment of women and girls by the left in America, in favour of a nonsensical "gender identity ideology," that says a woman is anything anyone says it is — even a man if he says so. We are told not to turn right, but the left won't have us. Where are feminists who know that a woman is an adult human female to go, politically? This is where the TERFs come in, who have been fighting "trans" ideology all along and, if Dansky is right, will save us in the end.
—Meghan Murphy, founder and journalist at The Feminist Current
All over the world (including in my native Ireland), feminists have been making the case that "gender identity" is a sexist, homophobic nightmare that harms everyone, but women and children in particular. In the U.S., the Democratic party has persistently thrown women under the bus in its pursuit of a number of incoherent, contradictory ideological aims. In The Reckoning, Dansky argues that the US left needs to address its abandonment of women, and reality, before it's too late.
—Graham Linehan, comedy writer and author, Tough Crowd: How I Made and Lost a Career in Comedy
As I say in Chapter 1:
My aim here is not to get Democrats to lose at the ballot box. My hope, instead, is that Democratic leaders will take a good hard look in the mirror, start taking this seriously, and own up to what they have done to women and children at the altar of “gender identity.”
Come on, Democrat Party leadership, you can do this. It’s time.