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Drag Queen Story Hour’s Radical Origins and the Subversive Sexualization of Our Kids

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Drag Queen Story Hour’s Radical Origins and the Subversive Sexualization of Our Kids

FoxNews.com October 29, 2022
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Advocates describe Drag Queen Story Hour as family-friendly but an underlying and serious message about childhood sexuality is being conveyed

Drag Queen Story Hour—in which performers in drag read books to kids in libraries, schools, and bookstores—has become a cultural flashpoint. It pitches itself as a family-friendly event to promote reading, tolerance, and inclusion. But while the drag queen might appear as a comic figure, he carries an utterly serious message: the deconstruction of sex, the reconstruction of child sexuality, and the subversion of middle-class family life.

This ideology’s foundations start with queer theory, the academic discipline born in 1984 with the publication of Gayle S. Rubin’s essay "Thinking Sex: Notes for a Radical Theory of the Politics of Sexuality." Rubin sought to expose the power dynamics that shaped and repressed human sexual experience." Modern Western societies appraise sex acts according to a hierarchical system of sexual value," she wrote. "Marital, reproductive heterosexuals are alone at the top erotic pyramid," whose bottom tier includes the "lowliest of all, those whose eroticism transgresses generational boundaries," she wrote.

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Christopher F. Rufo is a senior fellow and director of the Intiative on Critical Race Theory at the Manhattan Institute and contributing editor of City Journal. Adapted from City Journal.

Photo by Edwin Tan/iStock

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