Publishing journalist Abigail Shrier’s new book Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Girls is aimed at the destructive and harmful effects of transgender ideologies on young girls and women but on Sunday her publishing company, Regnery Publishing, a Washington D.C.-based conservative company announced that they could not bid on ad space on Amazon to promote the book.
The book, which is set to be released June 30, critically examines from a variety of angles the medical and psychological harms teenage girls and young women experience after adopting a transgender identity and pursuing a pathway of hormonal and surgical transition.
“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,” Regnery Publishing said in a statement. “If you’re not on board, you’ll have your head handed to you.”
According to Regnery, other resources, products and books that promote transgender ideology are allowed to be “sponsored” on the website.
The online retailer asserted in an email to Regnery that the book “may include ad copy/book content that infers or claims to diagnose, treat, or question sexual orientation” and the “campaign will not be allowed to be advertised.”
“If you go on Amazon right now and search ‘transgender books,’ you will find paid advertisements from major publishing houses promoting books on the side of this issue Amazon apparently agrees with,” Regnery’s Twitter statement reads.
The publishing house argues that the book by Shrier, a journalist who writes for the Wall Street Journal and other prominent media outlets, is being silenced.
What do you think? Do you think Amazon is pushing an agenda while trying to silence an opposing view?