One Handed Writers wrote:
I write the niches that I know and love. Rape and incest are on almost every ‘no list’ out there, but readers want it. Regardless of what you think about the kinks, erotica is fiction, and those people deserve their kinks catered to as well.
And who better to do it than someone who really, really gets hot about it? I get dozens of hits each week to The Keep from search terms like “rape erotica” and “incest stories” and “taboo smut”, and I want to deliver.
Sure, I write lots of other things – we’re also one of the top results for “fantasy erotica” for a reason – but I’d say about ¼ of what I have in my ‘to-edit’ file is ‘dubious consent’, incest, or all out rape.
I wanted to blog about this because it was a year ago that there was a call to arms about PayPal, about how it was treating companies that sold erotica, and how it made so many people rise up. People understood this was fiction, and should be protected, and they were angry about a corporation trying to force other corporations to agree with their morals.
Yet it died down, and people are once more comfortable, but they shouldn’t be. None of us should be. How long until one of the corporate bodies decide they want to get rid of pseudo-incest? Already it’s been filtered by Amazon, joined by ‘Dubious Consent’ and ‘Reluctance’, hidden away like a dirty secret. And that would be fine, if Amazon were open about these filters, about how they hide them away from people searching for them.
You can read the whole post here: Amazon’s Censoring Taboo Erotica |.
The morality of the owners of Amazon, like that of Paypal, are interfering with the right of erotica authors to sell their work.
March 2013 e.v.