(ConservativeUnit.com)- All it takes is for one social justice warrior to complain about a book for Target to remove it from their shelves, it seems. That’s exactly what happened this week when a single Twitter user alerted the brand to the sale of a book by Abigail Shrier that suggests giving children hormone-blocking drugs is probably a bad idea.
When user @BlueIris04, who has since protected their account, complained about the book, Target took quick action.
“Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention,” the official Target account said.
Thank you so much for bringing this to our attention. We have removed this book from our assortment.
— AskTarget (@AskTarget) November 12, 2020
“We have removed this book from our assortment,” the tweet continued.
Author Abigail Shrier responded on Twitter saying that Target “just made [her] book disappear.”
“Does it bother anyone that Woke activists and spineless corporations now determine what Americans are allowed to read?” she asked.
The book, “Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, is an analysis of how children – in particular young girls – are pushed by social justice warriors and trans activists into believing that they are transgender. As a result, these children take life-changing drugs that can permanently alter their bodies, and in the most extreme examples, undergo surgery that removes parts of their body.
If you feel like you’ve already heard of the book, you might have. It was restricted by Amazon earlier this year, making it hard for Shrier to promote the book on the site or for readers to stumble across it when searching for new books to read.
While the account of the person who prompted Target to remove the book has been made private, screenshots of the interaction were seen by Twitter users and reposted, which you can see in the tweet below.
Target gave in and removed the book.
The activists explicitly said the goal was censorship.
We need to push back NOW. pic.twitter.com/0D6oWg9EME
— Wokal DistΔnce (@wokal_distance) November 13, 2020
Target has not provided an explanation for why they chose to remove the book from their shelves, or detailed why they believe it is bad for people to read a book about how young girls are being influenced into taking drastic and life-changing decisions at such young ages.