And the saga of clueless hetero people being obsessed with teh GHEY SEXXORS! continues, now with added fuckery.
Amazon dot-fucking-com has decided to strip the sales ranks from TLGBQ books, which keeps them from showing up in bestseller lists and some searches, because they have been deemed "adult" material.
Someone is thinking "what about the children?" in deciding to do this, and indeed, I wonder "What about the children?"
What about the gay children?
What about the lesbian children?
What about the bisexual children?
What about the trans children?
What about the children that come from families with transitioning, transitioned and/or queer parents/siblings/other family members?
Why the fuck doesn't anyone think about them?
Cause its only about the sex right? Thats the only reason anyone is trans or queer, because of sex. Dirty steamy stinky sweaty sex. We are all just straight folk with a fetish, right? And if its about sex, then we can't have the children seeing it! Oh NO! Except for Playboy. Because objectifying women is okay, hell, standard operating procedure, and we have to train em young, amirite?
What can you do about this?
There’s a petition going here, and you can complain to Amazon directly. Their exec customer service email is email@example.com and their customer service phone number is 1-800-201-7575. Folks are trying to google bomb the term Amazon Rank (more info here). And, of course, you can boycott Amazon. I am also going to contact the company I work for (who sells our product to Amazon) and let them know that it would be a great show of support to the non-cis and non-het communities if they joined the boycott as well.
If you want more information, the first link in this post leads to a great collection of links and a great take-down of this stinky business.
I intend to do everything I can to let this company know that I don't appreciate being treated like a shameful family secret.
ETA: textual fury has mentioned in the comments that books about disability and sexuality are also disappearing!
What the fuck! Its like the biggest troll in the world got into Amazon and took the fuck over! Only cis, het, abled bodies can bump uglies now or else its too "explicit" for kids?
I have also heard rumors that feminist theory is starting to go missing as well.
I will say this again, because it bears repeating: What...The...Fuck?!