Etsy has banned products and sellers that criticize the government, make political points that they don’t like, or stand up for women’s rights.
Over a year ago, Etsy banned merchandise made by a biologist affirming that biological sex is real. Instead of following the standard review process, the company permanently revoked his Etsy store and account for violating “a policy aimed at preventing the sale of products that promote violence toward protected groups.”
Nearly a year later, Etsy threatened to permanently ban Independent Women’s storyteller, Laura Becker, from selling on Etsy because her products acknowledged the harms of gender ideology and the stories of detransitioners like herself. At first all of Becker’s products—even those that have nothing to do with gender identity—were removed or listed as unavailable. While Becker is allowed to sell now, her products related to detransitioning are still listed as unavailable on the popular e-commerce site. Learn more about her story here.
Etsy hasn’t stopped its viewpoint discrimination. It has now banned one-of-a-kind homemade ornaments made by female entrepreneur, Isabel, that criticize the government. Isabel proclaimed in response, “If our voices held no power, they wouldn’t be trying to silence us!!!”
Etsy will not stop viewpoint discrimination unless we do something about it!
As Becker declared, “It is time to boycott Etsy. They do not support free speech, women, or medical trauma survivors.”
Tell Etsy Execs to STOP viewpoint discrimination and the silencing of truth.