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Amazon, will you please remove your ultimate fail from my universe?


It's one thing to be an asshole about gay marriage.. I mean. I get it. Change is scary. It's ridiculous that it's scary, but if you feel that your religion is threatened, I get being an asshole. You're still being an asshole, and I will still try to convince you why you shouldn't be, and will still fight against your oppression because it's wrong... But I will be inclined to believe that there is a possibility that you are possibly just misguided or ill informed and after time you will understand the error of your ways instead of automatically thinking that you're a horrible, hateful person.

But when you're a business who decides that all books mentioning homosexuality from non-fiction to children's books like "Heather Has Two Mommies" can't be raked because of their adult nature while you keep the rank on books (with pictures) about Playboy Playmates, that's fucking ridiculous.

The most ridiculous part, of course, being that the top search result for "homosexuality" is "A Parent's Guide to Preventing Homosexuality." WTF? Aside from the fact that that book even exists (stay tuned for the sequels: How To Get Bloodstains Out Of Your Best KKK Whites and How To Beat the Gay Out of Your Children Without Leaving Too Many Questionable Marks), how is it okay to have the number one book be anti-gay?

Help google-bomb the motherfuckers by creating a link to http://www.smartbitchestrashybooks.com/amazonrank with the link-tag "Amazon Rank". Example: Amazon Rank.

Also, there is a petition here. And there's always the ability to boycott.

I don't buy very many books online (I've mostly bought DVDs from Amazon, but I'm sure I'll find something better, even if it's not as inexpensive) but I guess I'm going to have to start buying things elsewhere. Which is lame because Amazon is convenient, but the best way to condone this sort of behavior is to do nothing, and I can't really in good conscious support this sort of thing because aside from just being completely oppressive and horrible, even going to the website makes me ill. I feel like just giving them more hits is equivalent to kicking people I love, know, and care about in the face.

I'm even sad for fandom characters. A book bought at Amazon basically denounces the validity of the relationships our entire subculture is based on.

I didn't think I would get this upset about this, but I am and I just... God. Really, universe? Are you fucking serious?


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Date: 2009-04-13 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] makishef.livejournal.com
I have seen this several places already today, and I am basically wondering WTF. This is the same mindset that says a hetero couple can get drunk and grope each other in a bar, but a homosexual couple holding hands on the sidewalk are "shoving it in my face." BLAH.

Fuck you, Amazon.

I am going to post all these links on my blog. Thx, bb.

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Date: 2009-04-13 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pyrokitten77.livejournal.com
Wow, I haven't seen this yet. WTF is wrong with Amazon? Epic fail. >:O

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Date: 2009-04-14 03:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 24-centuries.livejournal.com
This was all a prank by someone who was pissed off about something on Craig's List.

I don't know if it's out and about on the nets yet but I just read about it on my flist. I'm sure it will be known in the next day or two that it was just a stupid prank. Amazon had nothing to do with it.

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Date: 2009-04-14 03:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashe-frost.livejournal.com
It's not actually a prank.

Or, at least.. Some people are saying it's a prank, but someone posted on her blog (http://www.feministing.com/archives/014797.html) that her agent was assured that it wasn't.

It wasn't about censorship so much as money though.

So IDK. It's a bit of a mess ATM, but I don't mind seeing everyone up in arms about it.

It's a good thing to be upset over.

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Date: 2009-04-29 05:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kamitwi.livejournal.com
You can also close them and request information on how to close your account since there are no clear instructions on the site. I just did this and had the lady add a note as to exactly why I was no longer an amazon customer, and didn't even want an open account with them.



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