Ryan Andersons book “When Sally Became Harry” sold copies on Amazon for years. That is, until last February, when the author received a message saying his book could not be found anywhere on Amazon. Sure enough, all traces of this book, from hardcovers to audiobooks, even used copies, had seemingly vanished into thin air.
When Ryan Anderson, the president of the Ethics and Policy Center, reached out to Amazon, the online giant told him that his book, “violated their content policy”. Brian Huseman, Amazon’s vice president for public policy, stated that, “We have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness.” This is exactly the opposite of what “When Sally Became Harry” does. After hearing stories of people who transitioned and then reversed their decision, Ryan began extensive research into the full story of transgenderism. “I ended up reading thousands of pages about the biology, the science, the medicine, the psychology, the psychiatry, the philosophy, the law. I was, like, each one of those issues can become a chapter of the book,” he said. His book does not demonize transgender people, but shows how such a drastic decision as gender reassignment can have serious repercussions for the individuals mental and physical health. The book treats these individuals with compassion and respect, and sheds light on the true dangers of transgenderism.
Still Amazon does not yield, saying that the book is, “insulting to the intellects of people on the left.” Anderson feels this statement comes not from compassion, but fear, that Amazon believes they “might not be on the ‘right side of history,’ that we might have truth in our side.”