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Amazon Stops Selling Instruction Manual for Pedophiles

Starting in late October, Amazon began selling The Pedophile's Guide to Love and Pleasure: A Child-Lover's Code of Conduct, which is, as its title suggests, a guide to how to be a pedophile. Lots of people — everyone in the world who is not a pedophile? — were offended, and many demanded Amazon stop listing the book. Yesterday, Amazon defended its right to vend the book, saying it "believes it is censorship not to sell certain books simply because we or others believe their message is objectionable." Since then, however, it appears the book has been removed. [Hairpin]