Not on MY Dime-Censorship IS Alive and Well in America at Amazon

Not with my support and HELL NO, not with MY money.

Yes Maynard, it seems Amazon has taken to deranking popular book titles left and right, mainly by GLBT authors,  but also “some” erotica, feminist titles, self help sexuality information type books such as the Boston Women’s Collective, Our Bodies Ourselves.

Criteria please?  It appears to be entirely subjective as there is Pah-lehn-tee of Adult…cough, cough…material… in other titles and DVD’s.  No one seems to be deranking those luscious glass dildos or the ever popular Playboy Centerfold collected photos edition…a magnificent literary classic.

You can read Elizavetta’s post Amazon, Thou Too-Big Corporate Ass is Hereby Boycotted, which is where I learned of Amazon’s actions, since I’m not a twitter tweeter.

This quote, in part, comes from author Heather Corinna:

The books this primarily appears to have impacted are those by gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender authors, young adult or children’s books addressing sexuality, some sexuality books in general (including reference books), as well as some feminist titles.  Some of the titles recently deranked besides mine include: James Baldwin’s, Giovanni’s Room, Annie Proulx’s Brokeback Mountain, Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, E. M. Forster’s Maurice, Various, I Do: an anthology in support of marriage equality, Alex Sanchez’s Rainbow Road, The Advocate College Guide for LGBT Students, Kate Bornstein’s Hello Creul World, Milk: A Pictorial History of Harvey Milk, Dan Savage’s The Kid: What Happened After My Boyfriend and I Decided to Go Get Pregnant, Jessica Valenti & Jaclyn Friedman, The Ultimate Guide to Sex and Disability: For All of Us Who Live with Disabilities, Chronic Pain and Illness, Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape, Ruth Bell’s Changing Bodies, Changing Lives: Expanded Third Edition: A Book for Teens on Sex and Relationships, Jessica Valenti’s Full Frontal Feminism: A Young Woman’s Guide to Why Feminism Matters, Toni Weschler’s Cycle Savvy: The Smart Teen’s Guide to the Mysteries of Her Body, Ellen DeGeneres: A Biography and many, many more.

Additional commentary can be found here:

LA Times Blog; Jacket Copy

Amazon Follies

Is Homophobic?

Please check them out.

Make up your own minds.

But I don’t buy the “glitch” story…

My account with Amazon is done for now…actually it may be done for good.

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One Response to Not on MY Dime-Censorship IS Alive and Well in America at Amazon

  1. fantasiaspillowtalk says:

    I don’t buy it either …
    I write Erotica and this really bothers me.
    By the way … just wrote a story and the location was a restaurant that I just happen to have called “Sands of Time” … funny no?

    Aloha Fantasia!
    Easy these days to blame *everything* on those nasty computer glitches, yes?
    All censorship bothers me. All of it. I want the choice. Me and no one else.
    Really? That is too funny!
    Thanks for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.

    Liked by 1 person


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