Ryan T. Anderson’s book When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment has been pulled by Amazon. He’s not amused. The book had been selling really well, making several online best-seller lists.
The book, which was first published three years ago, is Anderson’s attempt to expose “the contrast between the media’s sunny depiction of gender fluidity and the often sad reality of living with gender dysphoria.” It includes testimonies from those who have transitioned genders and later regretted it.
A search for the work on Amazon currently brings up books that argue the exact opposite, including ‘The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society’ and even a book carrying the title ‘Let Harry Become Sally’.
Many on social media have shown support for Anderson and demanded an answer from Amazon, which has yet to officially comment on its sudden removal of the book three years after it was first published.
Anderson claims that neither he nor his publisher were given any notice that Amazon would remove the book. He suggested that the US government might want to take a harder look at the censorious powers of big tech companies saying;
“My prediction is that in the short run I’ll sell thousands more copies of the book thanks to Amazon’s censorship. In the medium run, things will get worse for those who hold to traditional American values.”
Amazon will soon be the only place left where you can buy a physical book, or the equivalent digital download. The High Street is dead. Amazon, not coronavirus, has killed it. Amazon will have total control of what you can and cannot read. It goes without saying that the implications for free speech are unthinkable.