The Washington Post has published a very disturbing article defending the sexualisation of children.
The author unapologetically wants children exposed to kink and describes how they expose their children to such practices as pride marches.
When our children grew tired of marching, we plopped onto a nearby curb. Just as we got settled, our elementary-schooler pointed in the direction of oncoming floats, raising an eyebrow at a bare-chested man in dark sunglasses whose black suspenders clipped into a leather thong. The man paused to be spanked playfully by a partner with a flog.
“What are they doing?” my curious kid asked as our toddler cheered them on.
The pair was the first of a few dozen kinksters who danced down the street, laughing together as they twirled their whips and batons, some leading companions by leashes. At the time, my children were too young to understand the nuance of the situation, but I told them the truth: That these folks were members of our community celebrating who they are and what they like to do.
The author expresses dismay that so many people still oppose the expression of kink at Pride marches, insisting that children should be exposed to highly sexualised adult behaviours. She goes on to argue that children should be familiar and comfortable with such sexualisation.
Children who witness kink culture are reassured that alternative experiences of sexuality and expression are valid — no matter who they become as they mature, helping them recognize that their personal experiences aren’t bad or wrong, and that they aren’t alone in their experiences … Kink visibility is a reminder that any person can and should shamelessly explore what brings joy and excitement.
We don’t talk to our children enough about pursuing sex to fulfill carnal needs that delight and captivate us in the moment.
Kirralie Smith, spokeswoman for Binary, said it was disturbing there were parents who actively defended the sexualisation of their children.
“We don’t need to talk to children about kink or fulfilling carnal needs through sex, because they ARE children,” she said.
“Sexual activities are for adults. Children must be protected from adult concepts and behaviours until they are mature enough to handle them responsibly.
“The trend to sexualise children via Pride movements, drag queens, and the transgender agenda should raise alarm bells for everyone.”