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Mail on Bath Theatre Family Sex Show for 5+ age
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Abitofalark · 09/04/2022 02:32

The DM article quotes from a thread on mumsnet in AIBU www.mumsnet.com/Talk/am_i_being_unreasonable/4524406-Deeply-concerned-about-Child-Safety-in-Bristol?messages=100&pg=1

The Mail explains:
"A theatre company has sparked fury by staging a show featuring naked bodies that explores 'love, sexuality and sexual pleasure' aimed at children as young as five. ..
The website describes it as 'a fun and silly performance about the painfully awkward subject of sex, exploring names and functions, boundaries, consent, pleasure, queerness, sex, gender and relationships.
It goes on: 'Using real life bodies, personal stories, songs and movement, The Family Sex Show puts the good stuff at the forefront of conversation and imagines a future where there is no shame; but a celebration of difference, equality and liberation.' "

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10700795/Fury-theatre-company-stages-naked-exploring-sexuality-sexual-pleasure-queerness.html

It is claimed to be based on the school curriculum but according to a AIBU poster, it includes gender identity indoctrination, along with the stuff about sexual pleasure, nudity, etc:

"I would challenge PPs to show where pegging comes in the RSE curriculum for 5 year olds.
Or ‘TERF’, which is helpfully included in the glossary, just in case we were in any doubt about this group’s intentions.
They can just FOTHFSOFAFOSM with their queering and cissing. If any public money is going into this, it’s a fucking outrage when huge numbers of children are arriving at school hungry."

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OmIndeed · 12/04/2022 14:09

We don't know the show's content, but they have a podcast series that provides some insight... "16+ or up to you" not off to a good start.

thefamilysexshow.com/podcast-transcript

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LittleWhingingWoman · 12/04/2022 14:26

It was bad enough having to sit through the kissing and eyebrow waggling in James Bond films when I was a kid aged sitting next to my parents, let alone some pasty actors getting their floppily doppellies out on stage!
Puts me in mind of this Blackadder sketch

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Flumsnet · 13/04/2022 10:57

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk guidelines.

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theDudesmummy · 13/04/2022 12:32

I wrote to the NSPCC about this show and got this reply:

Thank you for contacting the NSPCC in relation to your concerns regarding this production.

We have reviewed the information you have provided and made enquiries with relevant departments within the NSPCC. We can confirm that we were not aware of this production until recently, it has not been developed in partnership with the NSPCC nor is it endorsed by us.

We are unable to comment upon whether the content of the show is in line with NSPCC research, as stated on the show’s website, without knowing more about the exact content of the show or specifically which research they refer to.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

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SolasAnla · 13/04/2022 13:55

@theDudesmummy

I wrote to the NSPCC about this show and got this reply:

Thank you for contacting the NSPCC in relation to your concerns regarding this production.

We have reviewed the information you have provided and made enquiries with relevant departments within the NSPCC. We can confirm that we were not aware of this production until recently, it has not been developed in partnership with the NSPCC nor is it endorsed by us.

We are unable to comment upon whether the content of the show is in line with NSPCC research, as stated on the show’s website, without knowing more about the exact content of the show or specifically which research they refer to.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention.

Somebody is likely going to get a notice about using other organisation's brand / reputation without permission.
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PegLegAntoine · 13/04/2022 14:16

One hopes they’ll do more than just give them a rap on the knuckles for using their name though!

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doublemonkey · 13/04/2022 17:45

Did they say they were affiliated with the NSPCC?

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PegLegAntoine · 13/04/2022 18:30

I’m not sure if they did say it outright but possibly their quoting of NSPCC guidelines may be making it look that way.

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doublemonkey · 13/04/2022 18:34

@PegLegAntoine

I’m not sure if they did say it outright but possibly their quoting of NSPCC guidelines may be making it look that way.

Is that on their website still?
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garlicandsapphires · 13/04/2022 18:49

Can anyone see if their Instagram still exists? I wrote a very reasonable comment (about it working well for 13+) and I appear to have been blocked!

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geojellyfish · 13/04/2022 22:29

Still there Garlic but comments appear to be limited (and only gushing permitted).

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TopKnotch · 14/04/2022 11:35

The use of "their" on their Instagram page is unhelpful tbh.

In captioning pictures to presumably help the Visually Impaired, they just confuse.

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TopKnotch · 14/04/2022 11:40

There is a lot of the "you are who you say you are" all over that grid.

Anyone using that statement, especially in the context of children and SRE education is loudly displaying their lack of understanding of safeguarding.

Massive. Red. Billowing. Flags

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garlicandsapphires · 14/04/2022 12:28

They have removed the awful glossary from the website.

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NotBadConsidering · 14/04/2022 12:32

So they have Hmm.

Pegging
Play Parties
Playwright

Was just one example of sex terms intermingled with theatre terms.

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tabbycatstripy · 14/04/2022 12:42

I am so sick of this shit. Tired of opening obviously creepy shit and seeing the same institutional names all over the credits: University of Leicester (surprise!), Girlguiding (who would have thought?), Stonewall (shocked, I tell you).

Why can’t people show some actual adult judgment?

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KittenKong · 14/04/2022 16:34

@FOJN

One of the performers is quoted somewhere on the theatre company's website stating that the highlight for them was getting naked and singing about genitals.

There were at least two teachers on the other thread who claimed to understand safeguarding and thought this was fine and definitely not grooming!

I’ve just done my updated safeguarding - its not fine.
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2Gen · 14/04/2022 16:59

@tabbycatstripy

Yes, they get public money to tell kids about pegging and squirting. Definitely living in the end times.

@tabbycatstripy-I've got to the age of 61, lived a full and interesting life, but I don't even know what pegging or squirting is, nor do I want nor need to!
This really is ramping up the agenda to sexualise children, even the youngest. I'm horrified, sickened! Mind-blown too, because they're so brazen about it!
These people are depraved. They are predators!-
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Musomama1 · 14/04/2022 21:20

Yeah that glossary.

Is that offered as a pre or post show discussion between families? Something for youngsters to access before watching the show? Ideas that have informed the show?

None of it is remotely family friendly, in fact reading it in this context made me feel a bit queesy.

I tell you, before becoming a parent you have no idea of the creepy twats out there with their weird agendas. And how regardless they seem to seep through into contact with children.

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ickky · 14/04/2022 22:05

@garlicandsapphires

They have removed the awful glossary from the website.

It's a pity for them that it has been archived then. There is a link on the other thread.
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tabbycatstripy · 14/04/2022 22:16

‘but I don't even know what pegging or squirting is, nor do I want nor need to!’

Hear hear. Don’t Google.

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BobTheTerf · 03/05/2022 20:40

Hi, it might interest you to know that the BBC has made a significant edit to it's article today:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61149449

Correction - 3 May 2022: This article has been amended to remove references to how the show was made in consultation with safeguarding specialists after new information came to light.

What do you think about that?

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Roseglen84 · 03/05/2022 20:59

Imnobody4 · 09/04/2022 17:10

Meet Josie who is a white female with dyed red hair wearing gold earrings but doesn't have pierced ears. She's responsible for this idiocy.

twitter.com/libsoftiktok/status/1512257114994970625?t=2rQ1MBJI-3HVx_U1InqmHg&s=19

What the hell - that first one looks like a hostage video.

There is so much fear in his eyes, fear of saying the wrong thing, fear of getting it wrong....

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Roseglen84 · 03/05/2022 21:03

BobTheTerf · 03/05/2022 20:40

Hi, it might interest you to know that the BBC has made a significant edit to it's article today:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-61149449

Correction - 3 May 2022: This article has been amended to remove references to how the show was made in consultation with safeguarding specialists after new information came to light.

What do you think about that?

Ah, once again we hear the old ' disagreement is abuse' tactic.

Also, firstly they claim: they had received "violent and illegal threats" from "a small group of people with extremist views".

And then later they say: We believe that what has happened is reflective of structural and societal attitudes towards relationships and sex education as well as art, culture and who is allowed to create and what we are allowed to engage with in the UK.

So which is it then, a small group of extremists, or structural and societal attitudes which would indicate lots of lots of people - it can't be both.

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Hoardasurass · 03/05/2022 21:52

I wonder what else is going to come out about those behind this (insert banned word) bs that claims to be a theatre show

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