Amazon has yanked the book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement” by Ryan Anderson from its sales website. Amazon claims the book violates their policy against “hate speech.” But as Daniel Payne at JustTheNews.com points out, there are several problems with that:
1. The book is in no way “hate speech.” It’s a serious examination, based on years of scientific research and data, of the contrast between the media’s positive depiction of “trans” people and the often sad reality of those living with gender dysphoria. It just presents facts that one side of the debate doesn’t want people to see.
2. Amazon’s policy says they reserve the right not to sell hate speech or “certain content, such as pornography or other inappropriate content." This book isn’t either one of those, either.
3. Amazon didn’t even tell the author that they were removing his book; he found out when people told him they tried to order it and couldn’t.
4. Amazon founder Jeff Bezos also owns the Washington Post, whose ludicrous free speech motto, “Democracy dies in darkness,” should get them yanked from the Internet for false advertising and misrepresentation.
If you don’t like having some socialist tech nerd with blue hair and a nose ring decide what you’re allowed to read, you can learn more about this book at the website of the publisher, Encounter Books, where you can also buy it and other conservative books direct and get 15% off your first order.
Two good things to remember when dealing with leftist oligarchs who think they have all the power: maintain your own websites so you don't have to depend on theirs, and support companies with your dollars that support freedom of speech.