Amazon has suspended the paid ad campaign of a book that questions the recent transgender craze being seen among young girls in the latest example of Big Tech censorship.
Regnery Publishing, a prominent conservative publisher, said that Amazon claims the book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters by Abigail Shrier contains objectionable content about sexual orientation.
The book warns that some of the ideas about gender are causing teenage girls to disfigure their bodies with testosterone and surgeries, but the ad itself does not display a description of the book; it merely shows buying options with a photo of the book’s cover, which depicts an inoffensive drawing of a girl with an empty hole in her abdomen.
The book talks about how trans-identification has recently become a “peer contagion” among teenage girls. Entire groups of female friends are coming out as being “transgender,” many of whom never felt uncomfortable about their biological sex until they heard about it from a trans “influencer” on social media or at school.
This is causing many girls to get interventions like mastectomies and puberty blockers, which can lead to permanent infertility, and many are later regretting their decision. Some experts have said that some young people misidentify as “trans” only to later realize that they are lesbian. Others have pointed out that many female teens meet the diagnostic criteria for gender dysphoria for several years before later outgrowing it. The teen years are a very tumultuous time, and lots of young people don’t gave a solid sense of who they are until well into their 20s or even later.
The book, which will be released on June 30, is focused on the struggles faced by modern mothers – liberal and conservative alike – who have to deal with teenaged daughters who are suddenly deciding that they don’t wish to identify as female any more. It discusses the dark side of this issue and how parents can respond.
Shrier also talks about how popular culture and peer pressure may be driving some of the interest in this trend and looks at its connection to self-harm. Another very troubling aspect she explores is the intervention of health professionals who seem to be pushing many girls toward profitable treatments.
Regnery Publishing provided an email sent by Amazon that said: “It contains elements that may not be appropriate for all audiences, which may include ad copy/book content that infers or claims to diagnose, treat, or question sexual orientation. Hence, this campaign will not be allowed to be advertised.”
To be clear, the book can still be sold on Amazon, but they won’t allow it to be advertised, which deprives the publisher of one of its most important ad platforms. Regnery said that losing this option will be a significant hit to their efforts to promote the book.
According to the publisher, other resources, books and products promoting transgenderism are indeed sponsored on the website. In other words, it’s okay to encourage girls to be transgender, but looking at the risks is not allowed. They are happy to promote pro-trans books and products like breast binders.
A statement from Regnery Publishing said: “The cancel culture has made it clear that it despises diversity of opinion, and it will not tolerate science, data, facts, or anything that contradicts the approved narrative. If you’re not on board, you’ll have your head handed to you.”
Amazon also recently came under fire for telling a former New York Times reporter that Kindle Direct Publishing, its self-publishing arm, would not publish a data-based booklet he wrote that questions the effectiveness of coronavirus lockdowns.
With Amazon stifling books for simply questioning things like transgender identity and other Big Tech firms like YouTube and Facebook trying to stop people from learning the truth about vaccines and natural medicine, it’s scary to think about what kind of world we’ll be living in a few years from now.
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