And I read her non-charitably because her arguments and claims look like the bizarro-world version of what transgender people I've known and heard from go through. And in the end, she still went to bat to protect conversion therapy for gay and transgender minors against a ban, despite her openly admitting that it's just plain abuse for gay people. So long as a few transgender kids get fixed, it's worth abusing many more gay kids to her.
The reaction to this is where "craniology is not phrenology" (from a pre-unpersoned Ngo) became a laugh-line WRT Quillette.
And I was being sarcastic. I genuinely don't see what value Quillette has beyond owning-the-libs, and the more I look into its contributors, the more disreputable the outlet looks to me. So, I can't really guess what would chase anyone following it away from it.