I received an email, this time from Amazon.com’s customer service, stating that The Pedophile’s Guide was no longer for sale at Amazon.com. That demonstrates that people are still outraged at the phenomenon itself, and that when we vote with our wallets, we get results. Kudos to everyone who spoke up against the sale of Philip R. Greaves’ ugly ode to prurience.
However, it should be known that the war is not over yet. Amazon.com still carries a host of other titles that either portray pedophilia in a not-so-negative light, or openly extol its “virtues” and bash what these perverts refer to as the “pseudoscience of victimology”. What pedophiles mean by this is that the notion that children involved in these relationships are abused is simply hype. It seems that the most prolific author of this drivel is one David L. Riegel, whose books (e.g. Understanding Loved Boys and Boylovers) are still for sale at Amazon.com.
Don’t let up! Keep this boycott going until the last of these titles is removed! Pedophiles should have no safe haven, no quarter, and should occupy no space in human culture. By protesting the presence of their expressions at every turn, we come a step closer to pushing this phenomenon back under the slimy, malodorous rock from whence it comes.
Here is the transcript of my ongoing dialogue with Amazon.com:
The answer is, no. I had said that I would not purchase another item from Amazon.com until Greaves’ AND like titles are removed from the catalog. I am thankful that The Pedophile’s Guide is no longer available, but there are at least a dozen other titles on the Amazon.com site, including everything by David L. Riegel–whose books are nothing but a celebration of pedophilia in the guise of serious academic inquiry. Please remove all books that promote pedophilia from the Amazon.com site.
On Thu, Nov 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM, Amazon.com Customer Service wrote:
This book is no longer available for sale.
Thank you for your recent inquiry. Did I solve your problem?
If yes, please click here:
If no, please click here:
Your feedback is helping us build Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company.
—- Original message: —-
Your Name:Tani Burton
Other info:I am boycotting Amazon.com until Greave’s book is removed
Comments:Amazon.com, by carrying Greave’s book is giving tacit legitimacy to pedophilia, which, when acted upon, constitutes a crime, and even when harbored without a victim, is listed in the DSM as a mental disorder. Amazon.com is lending legitimacy to a perversion that thoroughly traumatizes and ruins the lives of its victims. Worse, the book is available for electronic download through Kindle, which means that stock availability is not a barrier to its acquisition.
As an ongoing customer of Amazon.com, I hereby state that I will not purchase another item from Amazon.com until that title (and like titles) are removed entirely from Amazon.com’s offerings.