The Academy’s Purpose for Drag Queen Story Hour

The Academy’s Purpose for Drag Queen Story Hour

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Look at the picture above. Why are we seeing this sort of thing everywhere? Curriculum Inquiry, the largest academic educational journal, has a scholarly article on Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH).

Is DQSH just a playful, inclusive reading of books? According to the academics, “No.” In “Drag pedagogy: The playful practice of queer imagination in early childhood,” the authors say,

“drag artists have channeled their penchant for playfully “‘reading each other to filth” into different forms of literacy, promoting storytelling as integral to queer and trans communities, as well as positioning queer and trans cultural forms as valuable components of early childhood education.”

This admits a point: Drag Queen Story Hour is designed to “read your children to filth.”

And the authors further say,

“It may be that DQSH is “family friendly,” in the sense that it is accessible and inviting to families with children, but it is less a sanitizing force than it is a preparatory introduction to alternate modes of kinship. Here, DQSH is “family friendly” in the sense of “family” as an old-school queer code to identify and connect with other queers on the street.”

And this admits a further point: DQSH is designed to be anything but family friendly. It is designed to break down the nuclear family and to g*r*o*o*m children into “alternate modes of kinship.”

In full, Dr. James Lindsay notes that in the paper, the authors assert that DQSH exists for the following purposes:

(1) to lead children to “live queerly,”

(2) to question sex and gender and their stability,

(3) to break rules and want to break rules,

(4) to see their usual teachers and school authority figures and potentially by extension their parents as boring by comparison to drag queens and “living queerly,”

(5) to turn toward pleasure and desire, and

(6) to let go of control, all in the presence of an adult man who thinks it is a good idea to dress and perform as a highly sexualized woman in the presence of children he hopes to influence, which is

(7) tempting them into “alternative modes of kinship” in the sense of the “queer ‘family’” one leaves their real family for and chooses “on the street.”

Summary: Remove your children from public schools.

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