When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment was released three years ago. Author Ryan T. Anderson withstood two attacks from the New York Times op-ed page and a “hit piece,” as he calls it, by the Washington Post.
Now, three years later, Amazon has taken the book off its website. Anderson notes it comes the same week that the House of Representatives is planning to vote on the Equality Act.
Anderson acknowledges his book advances an argument against transgender ideology, but “it doesn’t get any facts wrong, and it doesn’t engage in heated rhetoric.”
Anderson pointed to praise from the former psychiatrist-in-chief at Johns Hopkins Hospital, a longtime psychology professor at NYU, 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 Harvard Law School, an eminent legal philosopher at Oxford and a professor of jurisprudence at Princeton.
But none of it mattered to what Anderson called the “heretic-hunting Left.” He is exactly right when he says, “it’s not about how you say it, or how rigorously you argue it, or how charitably you present it. It’s about whether you affirm or dissent from the new orthodoxy of gender ideology.”
That is 100 percent right. And if it was possible to squeeze an extra percent, or another 100 into that, he’d be that right.
As feelings-based as the Left is, they do not care how you say it if you dare disagree.
According to Anderson, Amazon never let him or his publisher know his book was being removed. Anderson noted that Amazon continues to sell Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.
I encourage you to read Anderson’s full article available here.