A Washington Post columnist has denied in an article that there is anything “inherently sexual” about Drag Queens, in response to criticism of performers at children’s events.
“Drag queens are not the ones who drag the drag story sexually,” wrote post-style columnist Monica Hessey, who argues that conservatives actually did drag sex.
Hesse mocked those on the right who were upset with what he called an “honestly healthy event.”
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“The uproar over such a heartfelt healthy event makes clear what the real problem is: not parental rights. Not sexuality. Drag queens are not content to read to children. It’s the existence of drag queens. It’s an idea. Can be demonstrated in this way, “Hessey wrote.
Over the past few months several liberal media outlets, including CNN, the Washington Post and Wise, have attacked conservative concerns that children are at increased risk of potential sexual exploitation with similar incidents. Hesse dismissed this belief as naive and impatient.
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She said there was a real problem with the right to “train children for a bigger, more accepting, wholehearted life … to make children accept themselves and accept others who look or speak differently than they do.”
She concludes her article by saying that “feminists, Muslims, black lives matter protesters, and other” sinful villains “on the right, such as Hunter Biden, are facing backlash. [and] Immigrants. “
There has been a backlash from some conservatives on Twitter.
Christopher Rufo, a colleague at the Manhattan Institute, blasted the paper in a series of tweets claiming that drag was not sexual in nature.
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There has been a growing push from some media outlets advocating drag performers at events for children. In addition to the post, the editorial board of the Miami Herald made a parental rights argument in attacking a recent Republican proposal to make it illegal to bring children to drag shows.
MSNBC’s Chris Hayes also called opposition to children at drag events “violent” and “offensive”, while NBC News’s faction advocated teaching children a culture of drag.