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Emily Yoffe vs. transgender people

Emily Yoffe is an American author and anti-transgender activist.


Emily Joy Yoffe was born October 15, 1955. Yoffe graduated from Wellesley College in 1977.

In 1994 Yoffe married reporter John Douglas Mintz (born 1952). Their child Eliora Rose Mintz (born 1995) is a lawyer.

Yoffe wrote the “Dear Prudence” advice column for Slate from 2006 to 2015.

Anti-transgender activism

In 2020, Yoffe signed the “Harper’s Letter,” which featured many other anti-trans activists in Yoffe’s circle.

Yoffe was a frequent guest on anti-transgender podcast The Femsplainers hosted by Danielle Crittenden and Christina Hoff Sommers

Yoffe contributed to the anti-trans publication The Free Press in 2022 and joined the staff later that year.

Jamie Reed allegations

In 2023, Jamie Reed came forward to complain about treatment protocols at employer Washington University Transgender Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Republican Ernie Trakas joined Vernadette Broyles in representing Reed. Both are involved in the Child and Parental Rights Campaign, which claims “gender ideology” is a threat to children.

Yoffe interviewed Reed with Broyles and Bari Weiss.

“Caroline” allegations

Also in 2023, Yoffe followed up with a self-report from “Caroline,” an unsupportive parent of “Casey,” who attended the St. Louis Clinic. “Casey”disputed Yoffe’s reporting, feeling it was necessary to do so under the actual name Alex:

My name is Alex. Emily Yoffe and Bari Weiss worked in cooperation with my mom to write an article about our experience with Washington University. The article is filled with falsehoods and misconceptions. Now, my family is being threatened with legal action from big-time lawyers and we need help paying for legal defense. More at


Yoffe has since uplifted other anti-trans activists, including Jesse Singal, Leor Sapir, J. Michael Bailey, and Lisa Selin Davis.


Yoffe, Emily (February 14, 2023). Jamie Reed Blows the Whistle on Pediatric Gender CareThe Free Press.

Munz, Michele (Febriary 19, 2023). Choice of lawyers for whistleblower at St. Louis transgender clinic taints her motive, critics say. St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Bassett, Laura (April 4, 2023). Gender Fluid Teen Pushes Back Against ‘False’ Viral Story Their Mom Gave to Conservative Outlet. Jezebel

Hansford, Amelia (April 6, 2023). Teen hits back after mum shares fake news about puberty blockers: ‘This is my story, not hers.’

Wiggins, Christopher (April 5, 2023). Mom’s Interview With Anti-Trans Media Draws Criticism After Teen Responds. The Advocate

Schrappen, Colleen. Parents push back on allegations against St. Louis transgender center. ‘I’m baffled..’

Hanshaw, Annelise (March 1, 2023). Families dispute whistleblower’s allegations against St. Louis transgender centerMissouri Independent

Hail Flory, Julie (2023-02-09). Statement on Transgender Center – The Source – Washington University in St. LouisThe Source

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey Confirms Launch of Multi-Agency Investigation into St. Louis Transgender Center for Harming Hundreds of Children.

Staff report (September 18, 1994). Weddings – Emily J. Yoffe, John D. MintzNew York Times

Yoffe, Emily (June 27, 2022). Biden’s Sex Police. The Free Press

Yoffe, Emily (April 3, 2023). ‘I Felt Bullied’: Mother of Child Treated at Transgender Center Speaks Out. The Free Press

Yoffe, Emily (February 14, 2023). Jamie Reed Blows the Whistle on Pediatric Gender Care


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