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Today’s blacklisted American: Amazon blacklists book for criticizing transgender movement

They’re coming for you next: Amazon has removed a book from its inventory simply because it is critical of the movement by cross-dressers to be allowed to identify with the opposite sex, even when their sex remains entirely unchanged.

Amazon removed the bestselling book “When Harry Became Sally: Responding To The Transgender Moment” from its online store on Sunday, the book’s author announced.

Published in 2018 by then-Heritage Foundation research fellow and now-Ethics and Public Policy Center President Ryan T. Anderson, the book was an immediate bestseller, even on Amazon, according to the Washington Post. However, the online shopping giant removed the book on Sunday, Anderson tweeted. “I hope you’ve already bought your copy, cause Amazon just removed my book ‘When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment’ from their cyber shelves…. my other four books are still available (for now).

Amazon links to both the hard copy and Kindle e-book versions of the book show “page not found” signs. (RELATED: Parler Relaunches After Amazon Removes It)

Amazon did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller’s request for comment.

I fear this is the future for all conservative books or any books that the modern bigoted left dislikes. Including my own. I therefore beg my readers to buy books from other booksellers, including my ebook publisher ebookit. We need to bypass blacklisters like Amazon.

Note too that I will not play the fake language game of this “transgender” movement. Just because you claim you are woman does not make you one. If a guy likes to wear women’s clothes that is his privilege. He is still a guy, however, and I won’t call him a “she” just because he demands I do so.

It is for this reason that I fear my books will soon disappear from outlets like Amazon. So be it. I will not submit to stupidity, bigotry, and the distortion of our language.

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  • eddie willers

    He is still a guy, however, and I won’t call him a “she” just because he demands I do so.


  • A. Nonymous

    Instead of pronouns, mayhaps one should start demanding that others list their chromosomes.

  • Edward_2

    Boycotts, Censorship, work BOTH WAYS.

  • wayne


    Gina Carano
    The Ben Shapiro Show Sunday Special Ep. 111

  • wayne

    Statists will be happy to know, Maos ‘The Little Red Book,’ is available from Amazon for $8.
    The Communist Manifesto as well, can be had for $8.74, or instantly on Kindle.
    (add another $8.26 in purchases, and get them shipped ‘free.’)

    “Bezos becomes Reichsfuhrer”
    Man in the High Castle Season 4 Episode 9

  • Max

    The modern equivalent of book burning.
    What comes next?

    There’s a debate in many states over transgender men out performing women in sports.
    There are no transgender children in Utah schools currently. Utah’s new Republican governor appears to be a Democrat after all…

    The solution is the same as the Olympics, any woman testing with performance enhancing drugs (steroids) in their system is a cheater and is disqualified.

  • Jeff Wright

    Now here in Birmingham, there was a caller to talk radio -born Ron-who went by the handle Libertee Bell…who fell out of favor with the gay community, but was welcomed by libertarian hosts here. I call people what they want to be called. CB handles…internet names…pro-choice, pro-life. Ron was victimized when young. Others had ambigous genitailia and some doctor playing God may have done a proceedure against the true genetic code because it was mechanically easier. We dam rivers against nature some think holy-and I won’t damn expression in similar terms. Antifa bashed a member of the trans movement. Shane Johnson of Mr Scotts Guide of the Enterprise went to Lora. So what conservatives should do is be civil-and maybe state that a cis-gender girl also feels bullied on the field in much the same way the Antifa victim was. That’s how you engage. The Fred Friendly approach.

  • Pam

    Just purchased it from Encounter Books. Make the Streisand Effect a thing….

  • David H Dennis

    When Harry became Sally is still available at Barnes & Noble Nook books ($9.99) and Apple Books ($16.99). So not everyone has gone the censorship route, at least not yet.

  • Cotour

    When we ask ourselves, “Self, what is really underway in the mind of the Democrat collective and what are their goals for America?”.

    Lets put that question under the microscope:

    1. Democrat NJ governor, Murphy, signs into law the legalizing of recreational marijuana:

    “Legislation to set up a recreational marijuana marketplace, decriminalize cannabis and loosen penalties for underage possession of the drug and alcohol was signed into law Monday by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, more than three months after voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot question to legalize adult use of the drug.”

    In the last minutes of getting this law to be signed there has been added certain elements that essentially make any questioning by the police of anyone, including under age individuals about where they received what ever they are on unlawful. And it does not allow the police to inform a parent if their child has received a fine for being under the influence of what ever. Thus further destroying a parents rights regarding their child and replacing it with the state. This IMO is but one step further to empowering 16 year olds to vote. And we all can agree that a 16 year old is well qualified to be choosing who and what needs empowering in politics and government.

    2. Transgender man plays basketball with the ladies:

    This issue, and I have no issue with this person who is different, is but one more nonsensical Leftist agenda offered up as a perfectly reasonable and logical effort to destroy rational thinking. This example and many others forced by a “politically correct” Federal now Leftist dominated (D) government in essence destroys the concept of equality in woman’s sports. Plain and simple.

    Where are the Feminists who defend woman’s rights? People who find themselves to be different as of no fault of their own are special people and should be respected like all others. But does that mean that everyone else that exists must all live, their lives, and not their own lives?

    3. Merick Garland (God how I hate to hear this mans name after the Obama Supreme Court attempt to install him and failed and the media constantly chanting it) Mr. Garland while being questioned about whether an illegal alien crossing the American border is illegal or not, and he is being questioned about being the head of the DOJ? (This is a very weak man and will be owned and manipulated and dictated to)

    This man, Merick Garland, in his stuttering and uninformed answer (this is who is going to head the DOJ?) is no better than doddering old Joe Biden as the president, and that is unqualified. A tool of those who surrounded Obama who are running the show for Biden.

    I am going to stop at just these three specific examples, what do they mean?

    These specific examples, along with things like: defunding the police, irrational law enforcement and the universal releasing of dangerous criminals, supporting riots and looting and supporting funds for those arrested by highly positioned politicians, bowing to the Communist Chinese, rearming the Iranians, etc, etc, you know the list. All plainly un and irrational. What do they mean?

    These irrational offences to your common sense are how the Leftists within the Democrat and the RINO Republican political party’s are how the Leftists are razing and erasing the culture and society and the Constitution that currently exists, and are replacing it with their interpretation of what America “Should” look like. This is how they destroy the America you understand as being what it should be.

    And this, along with the clearly questionable and manipulated electronic election systems in the country and the now hard push by the Left to enshrine mail in voting country wide, the least secure method of voting ever devised, will be the final nail in Americas coffin if not stopped out.

    If its all just too confusing and unbelievable for you every day Democrats and Republicans, that is exactly what in fact is underway. All happening like a slow motion accident right in front of your own unbelieving eyes.

  • Jeff Wright

    Now, you don’t promote conservative valves using talking points. Rather, you ask if they support a gender-diverse work-place under gov’t mandates. They say yes. You then ask why shouldn’t children enjoy gender diverse parents for the same reason? You don’t mention religon not one time. Instead you talk “wisdom of the tribe,” “yin-yang.” You have to be Will Graham going to the cage to get the fix-but from Ellsworth Toohey, not Lecter. Third Wave Feminists think that Jenner is just a possessing male who doesn’t still want to be with true women-but wants ownership of that identity as well..a lion trying to get its mane back. Male animals often are the decorated ones. Bruce was surrounded. There is no uncanny valley for a woman who hardens facial features-thus Chaz Bono can walk un-noticed-a lion in the open-visual honesty, so to speak.
    But a male who hides severe features behind make-up tells the brain “predator in disguise”-a tiger eye in a pleasant hedge. This gives the beholder the same sense of uncanny valley as old department store mannequins from Kolchak the night stalker.
    You can no more stop that response than you can change someone’s sexual orientation.

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