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Drag Queen at a Primary School - continuation thread here - https://www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/4490413-Drag-Queen-at-a-Primary-School-Thread-2?watched=1
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Lennyllama · 23/02/2022 11:22

What are your views on a drag queen visiting a primary school for the day? Think thigh high leather boots with short revealing dresses and a dance show. The drag queen spent the day at school. Did a show for KS2 and then went around to individual classes to read a story book. The school had a themed dress up day. The theme was This is Me. Parents were not informed that this would be happening and were not given the option to opt in or out of the experience. The school has a very diverse mix of cultures and religions. This particular queen is easily found online, the kids were told their stage name and their content is rather steamy.

YANBU- It’s inappropriate
YABU- It’s appropriate

I have name changed for this.

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Am I being unreasonable?

AIBU

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Iluvfriends · 23/02/2022 11:28

It is totally unnecessary and inappropriate for schools to be doing this.
Things are out of hand, let kids be kids fgs.
Be there to support them if they have questions re sexuality, stop this nonsense.

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TheUsualShitshow · 23/02/2022 11:28

I'd go fucking apeshit. Then call the school and offer to come in to read the kids a story dressed only in my underwear and see what they say to my kind offer.

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DorothyZbornakIsAQueen · 23/02/2022 11:29

I'd be fucking fuming.

Drag acts are adult 'entertainment'. Not kids entertainment. And certainly not without parents consent.

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Photolass · 23/02/2022 11:29

It's absolute woke nonsense. Children should not be exposed to this.

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MaryShelley1818 · 23/02/2022 11:30

I wouldn't be happy about that at all.

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weaselish · 23/02/2022 11:30

I would be very unhappy. Drag is completely misogynistic and inappropriate in schools.

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DorothyZbornakIsAQueen · 23/02/2022 11:30

This obsession with breaking down children's boundaries is bizarre and dangerous.

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Redburnett · 23/02/2022 11:31

I suggest complaining to Governors formally.

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SexyLittleNosferatu · 23/02/2022 11:31

Utter bullshit.

There's a really interesting video by a drag queen who points out how completely inappropriate it is. I can't remember his name but it is a very good video, by someone who is in the 'industry' himself!

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Blossomandbee · 23/02/2022 11:32

Yanbu! On what so called educational grounds was that even for?

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Nailsbythesea · 23/02/2022 11:32

I'd be fuming but then I wouldn't accept a white person blacking up and that would be racist -so why a man dressing up as a woman and ridiculing it is acceptable is beyond me.

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ChardonnaysPetDragon · 23/02/2022 11:33

I think it's inappropriate.

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partystress · 23/02/2022 11:35

YANBU. I would be complaining to governors, local authority and my MP. This shit has got to stop. It’s completely inappropriate in any school setting, let alone a primary, and it is alarming that the school leadership is not aware of that or carried out basic diligence on who they are letting into the school.

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DameOctaviaOstrich · 23/02/2022 11:35

Totally inappropriate IMO, I would be complaining because it's my judgement that decides when my children are exposed to anything sexualised. I'm led by their curiousity, there should have been an option to withdraw them
what was the reaction from the parents?

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converseandjeans · 23/02/2022 11:36

It's not at all appropriate or necessary. Surely they have more relevant content for primary school children?

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Lockheart · 23/02/2022 11:36

Why have you name changed for this?

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user375432 · 23/02/2022 11:37

I'd be furious. I absolutely hate the Drag Queen Storytime thing and when I shared my concerns to friends once, I was ripped apart. I think drag queens are misogynistic as they make feminine mannerisms entertainment/a joke. This can be acceptable entertainment for adults who can think critically but for children it is sinister and sexist. I hated the drag character in pantomimes as a young girl for the same reason, it felt like they were mocking women, and they are! Now I'd have zero qualms about a man wearing a sensible dress or feminine clothes coming in to read a book about wearing whatever you want. But I do have an issue with drag queens who are not simply cross dressers but caricatures of women in inappropriate clothes.

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Babyvenusplant · 23/02/2022 11:38

I would be really angry if I wasn't told before it happened

Children don't need to see a drag queen

If the theme was 'this is me' have a transgender person visit (dressed appropriately) to speak to the children, but even then I don't see why primary school age children need to learn about any of that

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Endeavour1971 · 23/02/2022 11:38

I don't understand the current drag queen obsession. They are everywhere! I find it to be insulting to women and utterly boring.
Totally inappropriate to be inviting them into schools

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Firesidefox · 23/02/2022 11:39

100pc not ok at all. I would complain to the head in no uncertain terms.

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ComDummings · 23/02/2022 11:40

@Endeavour1971

I don't understand the current drag queen obsession. They are everywhere! I find it to be insulting to women and utterly boring.
Totally inappropriate to be inviting them into schools

I agree^
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BobbyeinArkansas · 23/02/2022 11:44

Absolutely inappropriate. I too would be going to the governors, LA and MP. Possibly the press. As things currently stand, the Guardian would think it a great idea and not publish, while the Daily Mail would probably write an article.
Thems is the times we live in, folks.

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Teaforme123 · 23/02/2022 11:44

I don't agree with it in schools. I was surprised when Ant and Dec got 'dragged up' on Saturday night. I love them but surely there would have been too many kids watching.

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AmberLynn1536 · 23/02/2022 11:45

Every time I put on bbc iPlayer they are promoting some sort of drag Queen, they even had a drag Queen presenting a section of the One Show the other day, they are literally everywhere, I find it quite sinister.

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Chely · 23/02/2022 11:47

Wouldn't care so long as they were using appropriate language for the age group.
Young ones watch that Justin fella, he dresses up as all sorts.

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