WaPo 'Perspective' Defends Drag Queen Story Hour, Sexualizing Children as 'Sincerely Wholesome Event'

WaPo ‘Perspective’ Defends Drag Queen Story Hour, Sexualizing Children as ‘Sincerely Wholesome Event’


The Washington Post op-ed page defended drag queen story hours, which inherently sexualize children, arguing “drag queens are not the ones sexualizing drag story hour.”

“There is nothing inherently sexual about defying traditional gender norms,” wrote Monica Hesse, who also said, “A not-small number of hours in my early 20s were spent attending drag shows in a basement-level gay club in Washington’s Dupont Circle neighborhood.”

“It was silly, it was campy,” Hesse said. “It made me think in new ways about what it meant to behave as a man, or behave as a woman, to perform masculinity or perform femininity.”

And yet, Hesse appears to be equivocating her experience as an adult attending drag shows to that of toddlers being asked to give

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