Target is under fire again for removing another book on gender identity. The retailer has re-listed the book after being accused of censorship and thought-policing.
Target silently removed Dr. Debra Soh’s book The End of Gender: Debunking the Myths about Sex and Identity in Our Society.
“Hey @AskTarget. Where did my book go?” Soh wrote on Twitter in a post with screenshots showing that her book was no longer available.
As with Abigail Shrier’s book, the online retail store is yet to explain why it removed the book but within an hour of Reclaim The Net contacting Target over the issue, the book was restored for sale.
Soh’s book was silently re-listed but that did not stop the criticism. Some users accused the online store of “book burning” while others accused it of participating in a “woke inquisition.”
The banning of the book led to the Streisand Effect – some people bought the book from Amazon curious about why it was getting censored by Target.