Monday, November 15, 2010

my soapbox spleal on (rant warning)

I'm sure you've heard of the controversy regarding their publication of The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct. If you haven't don't go look for it, because apparently it's no longer there.

Let me tell you Amazon, this is reprehensible. Your support of any author condoning that you can do the following to a child is not okay:

"Penetration is out. You can't do that with a child, but kissing and fondling I don't think is that big of a problem," he said.

Now, I'm a bibliophile. I LOVE books. I will continue to purchase, borrow, and barter for books. What I will NOT be doing is giving my business to a company that would even CONSIDER publishing material that would support the above activity. Our children are PRECIOUS. Far more precious than supporting a corporation who would endanger them IN ANY WAY. Perhaps you pulled this Amazon, but I'm pulling you. I think more than being influenced by the fact this was disgusting, you were influenced by the thousands saying they would no longer shop your site. You all are adults. You shouldn't need a "warning" to know there are "consequences to your behavior." I for one will not see this as "freedom of speech," nor will I accept your sorry action of pulling this ebook before the big financial boom of the holidays. It doesn't cut it for me.


Theresa said...

Agree completely.

I still can not believe that a book like that was sold on the basis of freedom of speech... I just still can not wrap my head around how anyone could have allowed or justified that.

Silvia said...

Wow! I can't believe this Tina! Thanks for sharing it.