Amazon Removes Book Critiquing Transgender Movement

Amazon has deleted a book from its website penned by political philosopher Ryan T. Anderson that analyzed transgenderism.

The story: Anderson, a senior research fellow at the conservative Heritage Foundation, announced on Twitter this week that the company took down his book titled: “When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment.” Visiting the links to both the hard copy and Kindle e-book versions shows that they are no longer active.

No heads up? Anderson tweeted that Amazon did not notify him that the book has been deleted from the platform or given any explanation for the move. He said he discovered the book was no longer available on Amazon after a person who wanted to buy it reached out to him because the links were inactive.

The book, among other things, touches on the subject of gender dysphoria and argues that a gender change does not fix the issue. It notes that according to studies, treating gender dysphoria with hormone therapy and puberty blockers makes very little difference, even after individuals undergo sex reassignment surgery. Anderson also says that between 80% and 95% of children who suffer from gender dysphoria outgrow the condition in time.

“We need to respect the dignity of people who identify as transgender,” Anderson writes in the book, “but without encouraging children to undergo experimental transition treatments, and without trampling on the needs and interests of others.”

Unsurprisingly, the book drew positive reactions from conservatives and criticism from some progressives. The Washington Post reported back in 2017 that Anderson’s book became a bestseller on Amazon even before it was released.

Amazon is yet to comment on the ban. It is unclear if the book was flagged and removed by mistake.

Meanwhile, Amazon is selling Hitler’s autobiography “Mein Kampf.”

Critics accused Amazon of engaging in censorship. Some claimed that Anderson’s arguments in the book are based on facts and research.

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