48

33 comments

"Our team was doing its best to try and sort of counter that ignorance and explain that this is a simple dress-up show," said Taylor. "It's not by any means lewd or anything but positive."

Why are there so many events recently with drag performers performing for children? I get that clowns are scary but many drag performances portray women in a sexual way. Maybe I just haven't seen many performances, but I've always viewed drag as offensive to women.

I think it’s very offensive to women, it’s just men laughing at us and playing up harmful and uninventive stereotypes. It’s horribly misogynistic.

Maybe controversial but I have yet to hear of an adequate argument for how it is different to minstrel shows (since both are horrible examples of those in power parodying those who are marginalised)

Idk why anyone would want to expose their kids to it.

[–] bellatrixbells BoobatrixRex 0 points

It's technically different from minstrel shows in the initial purpose. IIRC, the entire purpose of the minstrel shows was to build a perception of black people by white people who were much better as slaves because they were helpless idiots (obvious not my POV, but the depiction) and remind black people their place/keeping their self esteem low and maintaining intra racial racism.

Drag originates from a different place where women are actually not even considered. It's basically men sticking it to other men by appropriating the character they invented for women and denied themselves the right to use.

The effect is somewhat similar though. And obviously the basic principle is the same, as you already pointed out.