Not five minutes after posting a quick word about #amazonfail, I skimmed my home page to see what I’d linked to lately, just out of curiosity, and visited the onion goggles from the Castle post.
What’s that category linked right at the top of the Health & Personal Care category? Sexual Wellness? That can’t be what I think it is, can it? Not with books on understanding your GLBT child being censored…?
So I can go to a category home page and be presented with paddles, whips, and ticklers; ramps and cushions; anal sex toys and all the Boy Butter my credit card will allow… but I can’t search for Heather Has Two Mommies, Brokeback Mountain, Jacqueline Carey’s second Kushiel trilogy, Sarah Waters, E. Lynn Harris, Patricia Highsmith, or books on challenging homophobia or Harvey Milk. (Here’s a long list of things you’ll no longer find by searching.) And if I search for “homosexuality” in books, A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality comes right up, but suicide prevention manuals for gay teens have been removed from the search results.
I am so disgusted with Amazon right now that I can’t see straight.
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