Amazon Workers Quit Over Sale Of Book Discussing ‘Transgender Craze’

July 16th, 2021 5:51 PM

Two Amazon employees have resigned in recent weeks in protest of the company’s decision to continue selling “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters,” a book that explores transgenderism in teenage girls.

The book, written by Abigail Shrier, analyzes what she says is a “trans epidemic” of young girls identifying as transgender. Shrier has criticized the Left for supporting book banning.

Some Amazon employees were not happy about the company’s decision to continue selling the book.

According to The Daily Caller, the employees left Amazon after a complaint was posted to the company’s internal message board in April. The complaint received support from more than 467 corporate employees, according to NBC News. 

While Shrier believes grown adults should be able to undergo gender reassignment surgery, she also believes teenage girls making irrevocable changes to their bodies may come to regret their decision in the years to come.

Selene Xenia, a transgender software engineer formerly employed by Amazon, said she left the company after learning it would continue to sell the book. 

“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,” she added, referring to the company’s decision to stop selling “When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment” in March.

In a statement to NBC News, Shrier refused to apologize for her book, adding that the issue won’t go away “just because some disgruntled Amazon employees wish it would.” She noted that she “never implies that the trans identity is a mental illness.”

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