At least two Amazon employees have quit in protest of the company’s decision to sell Abigail Shrier’s book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters."
According to NBC News, the resignations come after a complaint to the company’s internal message board drew support from hundreds of corporate employees.
One of the employees who quit identifies as a transgender.
She was happier with a decision Amazon made several months before to stop carrying another book, “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment,” because of its framing of transgender identity as a form of mental illness. But she says this latest move by Amazon to continue to sell “Irreversible Damage” went too far.
“The book literally has[craze] in the title and considers being transgender a mental illness in many senses throughout the book,” Xenia said.
“I found it extremely hypocritical for Amazon to say that it would stock this book and not another similar one,” Xenia said. “It looks like Amazon had to remove that particular book for PR reasons, not because they felt morally obligated to.” (NBC News)
In response to news of the resignations, Shrier told Amazon HR, “you’re welcome!”
Dear Amazon HR,— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) July 14, 2021
Amazon - "Earth's Biggest Selection" - reviewed every page of IRREVERSIBLE DAMAGE and decided to keep selling it, with dozens of books that uncritically celebrate teen transition.— Abigail Shrier (@AbigailShrier) July 14, 2021
Companies that can't stand up to censorious employees betray their mission & public trust. https://t.co/NwJUo0UriK
While gender dysphoria was "vanishingly rare" not long ago, it has become a disturbing trend among young females, Shrier's book details.
"These are girls who had never experienced any discomfort in their biological sex until they heard a coming-out story from a speaker at a school assembly or discovered the internet community of trans 'influencers,'" the book's description states. "Unsuspecting parents are awakening to find their daughters in thrall to hip trans YouTube stars and 'gender-affirming' educators and therapists who push life-changing interventions on young girls—including medically unnecessary double mastectomies and puberty blockers that can cause permanent infertility."
Shrier’s book is listed as a No. 1 best seller in Amazon’s Popular Adolescent Psychology section and has a 4.6 out of 5 rating on the site.