Amazon Bans Book Critical of Transgender Movement

When Harry Became Sally

Amazon just banned When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment, a bestselling book that is critical of transgenderism and how it’s being dealt with today.

The author, Ryan T. Anderson, noted Amazon’s sudden action in a series of tweets:

The book debuted in February 2018. When the paperback version was released in August of that year, it quickly became a nonfiction bestseller on The Washington Post‘s DC paperback nonfiction bestseller list.

The Heritage article notes positive feedback from Mary Ann Glendon, a law professor at Harvard University, who said the book “is an eminently readable and insightful guide for all who find themselves perplexed by today’s debates on gender identity.”

Amazon’s vision statement is: “To be Earth’s most customer-centric company, where customers can find and discover anything they might want to buy online.”

Anything? That hasn’t really been true since at least 2018, when Amazon began banning scores of books deemed to contain “hate speech” because they questioned officially sanctioned dogma.

Amazon continues to wield its ban hammer to remove any content not fully aligned with the leftist agenda. Worse, authors are not given any type of warning that Amazon is about to remove their books.

Early this year I finished reading Abigail Shrier’s new book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters. I began my 5-star review by saying:

In today’s “cancel culture,” you can’t criticize any liberal mainstream narrative without being viciously attacked for perceived “hate” against the thing you’re criticizing. Shrier is no exception. She’s a brave woman, and I’m thankful she persevered in writing this book and getting it published. (I purchased a paper copy in case Amazon decides to ban it.)

Note the last line.

Now that Amazon has banned When Harry Became Sally, how long will it be until they ban Irreversible Damage?

Probably not very long.

NOTE: When Harry Became Sally is still available for purchase on, but it appears all paperback and hardback copies are temporarily sold out.

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