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I'm honestly curious about this sudden surge in drag events for children, whether it's story time in libraries or dress-up events.

Are drag queens the new clowns? Is it a quick and easy way for institutions like libraries to appear diverse and woke in a very visible way? Why drag queens specifically?

Is it an attempt at an intentionally challenging image, to present the most visible and garish image of "queerness" alongside children?

I'm not a fan of drag. I think it's misogynistic but I also don't really care what gay men do in their own spaces.

What are your thoughts?

I'm honestly curious about this sudden surge in drag events for children, whether it's story time in libraries or dress-up events. Are drag queens the new clowns? Is it a quick and easy way for institutions like libraries to appear diverse and woke in a very visible way? Why drag queens specifically? Is it an attempt at an intentionally challenging image, to present the most visible and garish image of "queerness" alongside children? I'm not a fan of drag. I think it's misogynistic but I also don't really care what gay men do in their own spaces. What are your thoughts?

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[–] goodyusername Team Terflair 6 points

It's been like this forever. There are libraries in the US with full-time social workers on staff, it's a thing. Where is the tipping point between being a library and a community recreation center with a small book collection?

I'd be flamed for saying any of this on library forums. Torched.

I'd be flamed for saying any of this on library forums.

This attitude kills me. Letting public spaces turn into open-air homeless shelters and drug markets does nothing to help people who are suffering from mental illness and addiction.

Of course, if you say that normies should get to go to the library with their kids without feeling threatened, you're a FaScIsT!1!!1