Monday, April 13th, 2009 | Author:

I believe very strongly that everyone has a right to keep to their own ideals and that those ideals are sacrosanct. Everyone deserves that level of respect and I extend that to include the idea that we’re not limited to heterosexual relationships. Nobody has the right to censor or belittle these ideas. Just to be clear (in case any chicks who think they have a shot with me get doubts), I’m into girls. 😉

I have some lesbian friends who I accept as they are. I don’t judge them because of their way of life and that they don’t date according to “natural laws”. [bad joke] Heh, the only thing I sometimes jab at them is that they’re not very productive for society… [/bad joke]

Amazon most definitely doesn’t seem to be showing any respect for them though: In a fail move, Amazon has implemented an “adult filtering” policy. The result of which is that they have removed the search rankings of many (if not all) LGBT-themed publications while leaving many non-gay titles untouched. Titles with explicitly gay erotica have rightly been removed – however everything even down to Heather has two Mommies have been stripped. WTF? Its a children’s book!

Yet, adult toys, Playboy: The Complete Centrefolds, Ron Jeremy: Hardest Working Man in Showbiz (male porn star), Traci Lords: Underneath it all (female porn star), The Complete Assholes Guide to Handling Chicks, and other equally adult titles has been left untouched.

Utterly disgusting.

Frankly, even if the execution of this were done correctly, they’re still not doing it right. It should only affect the public search rankings. Once they’ve fixed this mess, I still want Traci Lords in my logged-in search results. Whoops. Did I say that out loud? 😛

To keep up, go see Jezebel.

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    Tinuva 

    Heh, good post Tricky. Must admit I actually agree with most of it…Amazon made a little mess for themselves with this move.

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