Amazon Removes Christian Author’s Book on Transgenderism Without Explanation
By Movieguide® Staff
Author Ryan T. Anderson revealed that Amazon removed his book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” without explanation or warning.
“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),” Anderson tweeted.
Anderson, who was recently appointed as president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, said the book was still available for purchase elsewhere.
“While you can’t buy the book on Amazon, you can still get it (for now?) at Barnes and Noble. Given the aggressive push on trans policies coming from the Biden admin, now is a great time to read it. Buy it before you no longer can,” Anderson said in a follow-up tweet.
“When Harry Became Sally” was a bestseller on Amazon before getting pulled from Amazon’s digital shelf.
The 2018 book’s synopsis read:
The transgender movement has hit breakneck speed. In the space of a year, it’s gone from something that most Americans had never heard of to a cause claiming the mantle of civil rights.
But can a boy truly be “trapped” in a girl’s body? Can modern medicine really “reassign” sex? Is sex something “assigned” in the first place? What’s the loving response to a friend or child experiencing a gender-identity conflict? What should our law say on these issues?
“When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” provides thoughtful answers to all of these questions. Drawing on the best insights from biology, psychology, and philosophy, Ryan T. Anderson offers a balanced approach to the policy issues, a nuanced vision of human embodiment, and a sober and honest survey of the human costs of getting human nature wrong.
— Ryan T. Anderson (@RyanTAnd) February 22, 2021
“People who have actually read my book discovered that it was a thoughtful and accessible presentation of the state of the scientific, medical, philosophical, and legal debates,” Anderson told TheBlaze. “Yes, it advances an argument from a certain viewpoint. No, it didn’t get any facts wrong, and it didn’t engage in any name-calling.
“It was praised by a who’s who of experts: the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a longtime psychology professor at [New York University], a professor of medical ethics at Columbia Medical School, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at Boston University, a professor of neurobiology at the University of Utah, a distinguished professor at Oxford [University], and a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton [University].
“Make no mistake,” Anderson added, “both big government and big tech can undermine human dignity and liberty, human flourishing and the common good.”
Many people — even transgender people — came to Anderson’s defense and called out Amazon.
Others on Twitter said:
I am transgender and this book is enlightening, thoughtful and well-researched. It provides necessary and important information on the science and the social impact of the Gender Identity movement.@amazon @AmazonHelp must address this. Removing a book entirely is deeply wrong. https://t.co/C6gCizCCwW
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) February 21, 2021
Amazon just removed @RyanTAnd's book, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment"
But here are books they still sell:
– Let Harry Become Sally
– Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler
– Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
– My Autobiography by Mussolini pic.twitter.com/59lgekvm2R
— Vivek Ramaswamy (@VivekGRamaswamy) February 22, 2021
This is ridiculous. @amazon please fix this error and restore @RyanTAnd’s book immediately. Unless this was intentionally done and you are playing thought-police with books that question and counter far-left ideology? If that’s true, you risk losing half your customer base. https://t.co/DpyWcSXeut
— Lila Rose (@LilaGraceRose) February 21, 2021
Progressive corporations banning books seems bad. https://t.co/UUOYEJN4Yo
— J.D. Vance (@JDVance1) February 22, 2021
WHAT?! Amazon is censoring “When Harry Became Sally.” This book is rigorously cited & based on science. So the only reason Amazon would do this is because they don’t want anybody to question the leftist trans ideology. https://t.co/uRXxFr0TVO
— Liz Wheeler (@Liz_Wheeler) February 21, 2021