24 February 2021

Criticising the trans movement? Amazon won't sell your book

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Apparently Today it is the colossal private companies (from Amazon to Twitter to Facebook) that decide what it is permissible to think-say-write, punishing you with a ban or censorship if what you think-say-write "violates standards'. (this is usually the formula). In recent days it has been the turn of the well-known British activist Posie Parkerwhose Zoom account has been temporarily suspended, with a threat of permanent blocking, for its gender-critical positions. Sometimes you are not even told how you would have violated the standards: like being convicted without knowing what crime you have been accused of.

Critichi il movimento trans? Amazon non vende il tuo libro

On Amazon you can easily buy Mein Kampf of Adolf Hitler, but if your book does not honour the transcult it is removed from the catalogue: a virtual bonfire. Consistent with the new pro-trans policies of the Biden administration, Amazon will therefore no longer sell When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment by Ryan T. Anderson.

This is a very serious matter. The T-lobby exerts its influence within the companies to the point of making decisions that call into question the very fabric of democracy.

Amazon is accused of 'absurd and unacceptable' censorship after the disappearance of a book questioning the transgender movement.

The author Ryan T. Anderson has announced that his book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment has been removed from Amazon, and critical voices have pointed out that the online retailer has a history of censorship of books and does not respect the liberal political views of society.

"I hope you have already bought your copy, because Amazon has just removed my book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment from its computer shelves.... my other four books are still available (for now)," Anderson tweeted.

When Harry Became Sally has been on the Amazon bestseller listaimed at "provide thoughtful answers to questions arising from our transgender moment" e proposed a "balanced approach to public policy on gender identity".

On Monday, a search on Amazon for When Harry Became Sally did not find the book, alternatively books with an opposite view were suggested such as The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society, Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture or even Let Harry Become Sally: Responding to the Anti-Transgender Moment.

Amazon did not give answers to those who asked for immediate clarification.

"While you can't buy the book on Amazon, you can still buy it (for now?) from Barnes and Noble. Date the aggressive push on trans policies coming from the Biden administration, now is a great time to read it. Buy it before it is no longer possible"Anderson added in a tweet.

The columnist of Dispatch David French criticised the move as "absurd and unacceptable"while the columnist of the New York Times Ross Douthat suggested that Amazon is "conducting experiments on what they can do".

Target had already sparked an outcry among critics last year, when the large retailer announced that it was withdrawing Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughtersbecause a Twitter user had considered the transphobic book. Target has therefore reversed course.

Many tweeted their thoughts:

Chad Felix Greene@chadfelixg

I am transgender and this book is enlightening, thoughtful and well researched. Provides necessary and important information on the science and social impact of the gender identity movement @amazon @AmazonHelp needs to address this issue. Removing a book completely is deeply wrong.

Christina Sommers You can buy the SCUM poster (Society for Cutting Up Men) by Valerie Solanas, the Unabomber poster by Ted Kaczynski and the Mein Kampf By Adolph Hitler on @amazon @amazonbooks but not Ryan T. Anderson's new book criticizing the transgender movement? Please explain @AmazonHelp

Last year Alex Berenson's pamphlet on Covid, Unreported Truths about COVID-19 and Lockdowns: Part 1 became the No. 1 best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store after the online retailer had told Berenson that his book did not meet the company's guidelines.

The former journalist of the New York Times quickly launched an outcry on Twitter, calling Amazon's move a 'no-brainer'. "outrageous censorship by a company that has earned enormously from the lockdown" as millions of people were forced to shop online. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk and other leading journalists have defended Berenson and Amazon. eventually allowed the book to be sold on its platform.

Amazon told Fox News that it was a 'mistake'. and that the book should not have been blocked, but Berenson has his doubts. "They didn't tell me it was a mistake... I guess I'm not the only person this has happened to. They must be clear about what their position is on the publication of politically controversial material."said Berenson. "Non seems to me that it was a mistake, but I don't know.".

(original article here, translation by Sara Punzo)

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