Snowflakes in the Book World By James Reed

Wow, people in the book trade breaking down because something not totally commo passes under their noses. Well, it is books, so we should not be surprised.

https://amp.news.com.au/finance/business/media/penguin-random-house-staffers-broke-down-in-tears-over-release-of-jordan-peterson-book/news-story/cf7a5b718134492a3abd107627bad18d

“Staff at a publishing house have reportedly been in tears over news that their company was set to publish the latest book by divisive Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson.

Employees at Penguin Random House Canada (PRHC) are now putting pressure on the publisher to cancel the release of his third book Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Lifereports Vice.

According to the outlet, “several” employees confronted management at an internal town hall on Monday and “dozens more have filed anonymous complaints” about PRHC’s plans to release the latest work from the controversial academic.

He is an icon of hate speech and transphobia and the fact that he’s an icon of white supremacy, regardless of the content of his book, I’m not proud to work for a company that publishes him,” one town hall attendee told Vice.

Another employee said: “People were crying in the meeting about how Jordan Peterson has affected their lives.” One staffer said Dr Peterson had “radicalised their father” and another insisted the publishing of Dr Peterson’s book will “negatively affect their non-binary friend”.

Well, even given all of my doubts about Peterson, looks like he has done some good!

 

 

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