Amazon removing "adult" (read gay) books from searches They're doing it with a particular focus on any books with gay or lesbian characters, though some of the selections are downright bizarre. For instance, the first of Michel Foucault's books on the history of sexuality: [ame=http://www.amazon.com/History-Sexuality-Vol-Introduction/dp/0679724699/ref=pd_rhf_p_t_1]Amazon.com: The History of Sexuality, Vol. 1: An Introduction: Michel Foucault: Books[/ame] Effectively, they're stripping off the sales figures and rankings, the result being that books on their blacklist don't show up on searches. The fact that it's a blacklist and not any kind of algorithm is pretty obvious if you notice the completely arbitrary nature of the selections. But not the other two volumes. It's sort of like a bookstore setting up a "Nigger Books" section in a dank basement, except in this case, it's "Faggot Books." They appear to be insanely stupid. I think a lot of people are going to have fun with this one. There are a lot of other reasons already to boycott Amazon, but some people are having fun with it. For instance, this Googlebomb: Amazon Rank Some other urls on this fiasco: Amazon rank = #amazonfail Birdbrain(ed) Book Blog [Background] #hashtags - amazonfail [Twitter Feed] Jezebel - Why Is Amazon Removing The Sales Rankings From Gay, Lesbian Books? - Amazon rank It's not just gay and lesbian books. For instance, Lady Chatterley's Lover is also in there, but not Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer. Makes very little sense. The list of books is like something given to them by James Dobson. It's also notable they chose to do this on Easter, perhaps in the name of Jebus.