Amazon drops Ryan T. Anderson’s “When Harry Became Sally” book without explanation

by Peter Heck · Feb 22nd, 2021 6:30 am

Last Updated Feb 24th, 2021 at 11:33 pm

Sunday afternoon, Ryan T. Anderson announced on Twitter that Amazon had dropped his bestselling book, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment" from its listings.

Anderson, the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, authored the book in 2018 to offer an in-depth look at the scientific findings that he believes should be informing the public debate over gender ideology. The book topped both Amazon and the Washington Post sales charts.

To this point, Anderson says that there has been no explanation from Amazon as to why the text was pulled. Conservatives decried the move, suggesting that the book was "censored" by Amazon due to it making a case against prevailing liberal orthodoxy.

Others noted the confusing reality that while Anderson's book was pulled for apparent content issues, other works like Hitler's "Mein Kampf," and even pro-transgender book "Let Harry Become Sally" are still available through the online retailer.

Several prominent Twitter accounts demanded answers from Amazon about their decision to pull the book.

Even ideological opponents of Anderson's thesis took time to voice their own displeasure at the online giant's removal of the book:

"When Harry Became Sally" is still available from the publisher, Encounter Books, as well as from Amazon competitor Barnes and Noble.


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