Hypersexualization of School Children
There was a time, not so long ago, that parents and society were worried about the hypersexualization of children. In 2016, “Everyday Feminism” wrote, “4 Ways Parents Can Battle How Society Hypersexualizes Their Children,” by Ellen Friedrichs. https://everydayfeminism.com/2016/07/battle-child-hypersexualization/
Today, in school and public library children’s sections, children are invited to read books talking about 6-year-olds engaging in sex acts, instructions on dildos, anal, oral and vaginal sex, illustrations of children engaged in sex, normalizing fourth grade transgendered children, and many other topics.
Specific titles challenged include:
· Beyond Magenta by Susan Kuklin
· This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson
· Gender Queer by Maia Kobabe
· Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
· George/Melissa by Alex Gino
· Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur
· Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown
Parents and community members who question the appropriateness of these books specifically aimed at children are labeled “book burners, “Nazis”, “homophobic,” and other derogatory terms. Child protection laws exist but are somehow not applied to these overtly sexual books.
Sex education should be age appropriate and parents should have a say in what is taught to their children in this and other subjects and let’s go back to a time, not that long ago, where schools and libraries were safe place for children!
Let’s let children be children!