'Cancel culture' has come for the academics

Thursday, February 25, 2021
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Chris Woodward (OneNewsNow.com)

Nazi book burningAn author and cultural scholar says he is waiting for  Amazon, the online retail giant, to explain why his book on the transgender movement disappeared from the website.

"We still have no idea what's going on," Ryan Anderson told the "Washington Watch with Tony Perkins" program this week after learning his book had been dropped.

A longtime scholar at The Heritage Foundation, where wrote about marriage and sexuality, Anderson currently leads the Ethics and Public Policy Center.

He is also author of the 2018 book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Movement.”

Anderson

Anderson only learned the book was not available at Amazon when someone was attempting to purchase it and advised him it was no longer there. Surprised by the claim, he checked the Amazon app, and sure, enough, his book was gone without a heads up from the corporate giant. 

"We reached out, and my publisher reached out, and they told us late Tuesday afternoon that it violates their content policy," said Anderson. “Our only assumption is they added a new hate-speech aspect to their content policy, and they must be saying that the book somehow violates that.”

Yet Amazon, he adds, won’t explain how the book violates the policy.

At the same time Anderson is witnessing Amazon punish him for his book’s content, he points out that Target has dropped a similar-themed book by journalist Abigail Shrier and another book by Deborah Soh, an academic on human sexuality.

“For all three of these books to be disappeared within just days of each other, I mean, that's a big coincidence,” Ryan observed.

In a Feb. 24 tweet sent to Target, Shrier pointed out Irreversible Damage is "suddenly gone" from the retailer's website.

"At least have the guts to tell us why," she wrote. 

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