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Old 08-08-2018, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Somewhere extremely awesome
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A young boy sees grandma knitting and wants to learn how.

He is told he can't because knitting is a "girl thing."

Is that the world we want our kids living in?
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Divided Tribes of America
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A young boy sees grandma knitting and wants to learn how.

He is told he can't because knitting is a "girl thing."

Is that the world we want our kids living in?
What if he wants to learn how to make meat helmets and take luge lessons?
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Old 08-08-2018, 02:39 PM
 
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Keep a close eye on your child, and speak with him or her openly. A lot of monsters disguise themselves as Christians, and seek out employment where they have access to kids. Iíve seen it too many times.
I will
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:26 PM
 
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Thankfully where we live and in our schools this would NEVER be allowed.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Central NJ and PA
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I would love to run into a roving pack of drag queens! I see them on my commute but never in a pack trying to read to me. And they do have the best makeup.

Seriously, I had heard a story, I think on NPR, about this program. It's voluntary and incredibly popular.

If this is what the parents of the school are okay with, then that's fine, but take a look at the little girl's face in the first photo. She's totally trying to figure out what is up with that person's face, lol.


I don't know what kind of drag queens you know, but the one I know wears outlandish, overdone makeup like the person wearing the silver top - on purpose, of course, but definitely NOT the best makeup.


Now, I know a couple cross-dressers who have good makeup...
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:51 PM
 
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That's fair. I guess I just view the social justice types as another religious group, and I think people might be a little more skeptical if a Mormon group, or whatever denomination, held an event for kids. It may be fine, or they may have a goal in mind.

There's something about transgendered people teaching about gender that raises a red flag. It definitely could be fine and innocent with no agenda, but I wouldn't lean toward that.
Drag queens aren't typically transgender though. They're men who dress up as women as part of an act.
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Old 08-08-2018, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Great! The you don't have to worry about the roving packs of drag queens that the rest of us encounter day after day. It's so tiresome. They keep pushing beauty products and insist on reading to us.
Really? Because when I ran into them they said my hair was flawless.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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We saw this somewhere in VT - can't remember exactly where - but it was kind of weird (I don't 'care' or have an opinion one way or another about how a transvestite or transgender person wants to live their life) but I apparently had some feelings about them reading to children. There were two (obvious) guys, dressed like women, w/almost full makeup and hairdos. They almost looked like female impersonators in those burlesque shows. They were reading to kids (which I also have no issue with whatsoever, in general) with the children and their parents in rapt attention. The guys just did not look like women and I wondered, if I had children, if I would allow them to attend such an event. Since these kids were young, I decided no, that would not have been the age I would introduce children to this; I thought it would be too confusing to a youngster.
BTW, who decided it was wrong to have 'boy' things and 'girl' things? If my young son wanted to knit, I would encourage and teach that. I don't need two strange looking trannies to handle that for me.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Vermont
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I went to college in Tampa and at night waited tables at a Denny's that had a bar in it. This was my introduction to transvestites because it took me awhile to realize these beautiful women were actually men!! Wow. They were gorgeous, dressed to the nines, beautiful hair and makeup, and to boot they were nice, funny, and great tippers. I grew to love that crowd and my Friday night shift at Denny's. That is not what I saw in VT. What I saw was almost like a parody. A burlesque.
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Old 08-08-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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What if he wants to learn how to make meat helmets and take luge lessons?
Meat helmets sound really odd, but he could do that too.
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