There are people who spend time trying to dissuade potential buyers of books about feminism – and other subjects – from ordering them. This often takes the form of posting ‘spoiler reviews’ – 1-star or 2-star reviews – on Amazon. There’s plenty of evidence to show these people only drive up book sales, but still they go on. Why do they fail to dissuade people from buying the books? It’s simple.
People don’t take kindly to being told what books to read, or not read.
My thanks to Amy, a supporter in the United States, for alerting me to the fact that there’s been a recent spate of 1-star reviews of Feminism: the ugly truth on Amazon.com. Great news. I’ve taken a couple of minutes to capture some of the reviews posted two days ago – here – all of which have purportedly been found ‘helpful’ by all the people reading them. Priceless. With geniuses like these opposing us, we can surely move forward at a faster pace than we’d anticipated.