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Are libraries the right place for drag performance?

Posted on March 28, 2023 by Sunny South News

Dear Editor,

C’mon folks, nothing wrong here: Shakespeare already did it. It’s been done in “child-appropriate movies” for a long time. What’s wrong with a man dressed up as a scantily-dressed woman reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” to little boys and girls in the library? If the words “pervert” or “pedophile” come to your mind, it probably “has more to do with discrimination and less to do with a genuine sense of justice,” we are told in the Sunny South editorial of March 14. In other words, you’re probably not concerned about the safety of your children; you’re likely just a hateful, bigoted person, or at the very least misinformed and misguided. After all, the article goes on to tell us, every day on the screen, kids are already exposed to “intimate partner violence, misogyny, predators who groomed children, such as Michael Jackson,” etc. I guess being exposed to the real thing is only a logical next step. I must say I shudder when I follow the reasoning of the article, and wonder if the writer has children of his/her own. Why is it that we as a society place so little value upon the wellbeing of our children? We will reap what we sow. The shocking stats on teenage mental health speak for themselves.

A Vandebruinhorst,

Diamond City, Alberta

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