Friday, November 24, 2017

Mother demands her son's school ban Sleeping Beauty

A mother has demanded her six-year-old son's school bans Sleeping Beauty because the princess does not give consent to be kissed.

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Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, North Shields, claimed the fairytale promotes an 'inappropriate sexual' message to young children.

She argued the story is irresponsible because it teaches children it is acceptable to kiss women while they are asleep.

The mother of two said: 'I think it's a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent.

'It's about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?'

Ms Hall is worried about what message the tale, which features a Prince waking up a Princess by kissing her, sends to impressionable youngsters.

Comments

That woman needs to get a life.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-24 09:03 AM

These SJWs are friggin' nuts.

#2 | Posted by nullifidian at 2017-11-24 09:54 AM

Hansel and Gretel

#3 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-11-24 10:02 AM

Why does she need to get a life when her description of the fairy tale is accurate? It's non-consensual kissing. Maybe it doesn't send a great message.

There are lots of fairy tales that don't get told to children any more. There's even a Disney movie that doesn't get shown to children: Song of the South.

A lot of fairy tales were too twisted for children until they were changed. Here's a line from Basile's 17th century version of Sleeping Beauty: "As he tried to wake her, she seemed so incredibly lovely that he began to grow hot with lust." He doesn't stop at a kiss and she has two of his children while still asleep. His jealous wife threatens to kill the children and Sleeping Beauty so he has her killed instead.

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#4 | Posted by rcade at 2017-11-24 10:36 AM

Yes Rcade, the misconceptions are that faerie tales were to be some happy stories.

They were meant to scare the ---- out of kids. Life was scary. It was a disadvantage to grow up watching Leave it to Beaver thinking that was what life was as my folks beat the ---- out of me and my siblings.

They had good intentions I suppose.

#5 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-11-24 11:01 AM

Sleeping beauty, hey leave Bill Cosby alone.

PS he was never that funny .

#7 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-11-24 11:59 AM

Non consensual kissing???? Sounds like what happens at every family gathering.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-11-24 02:00 PM

"Why does she need to get a life when her description of the fairy tale is accurate? It's non-consensual kissing. Maybe it doesn't send a great message."

Princes, like celebrities can do whatever they want. She's just lucky that is all that Prince did, I know one guy who was on the Howard Stern show who would have done much more.

#9 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-24 02:08 PM

Non consensual kissing???? Sounds like what happens at every family gathering.

#8 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

I thought that was an Iowa thing, not a KansAss thing?

#10 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-24 02:14 PM

So sleeping beauty is no good anymore, but it's ok for Drag Queens to read to little kids... www.google.com

Whatever (with eye roll)

#11 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-24 02:21 PM

The only thing that could make this story creepier is if Bill Cosby was telling it.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-24 02:23 PM

So sleeping beauty is no good anymore, but it's ok for Drag Queens to read to little kids... www.google.com
Whatever (with eye roll)

#11 | POSTED BY PINKYANTHEBRAIN

Are the Drag Queens molesting them?

It's not like Donald Trump or Roy Moore are reading to them.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-24 02:41 PM

Are the Drag Queens molesting them?
It's not like Donald Trump or Roy Moore are reading to them.
#13 | POSTED BY SYCOPHANT

Idk, are you?

Do you ask your wife permission to kiss her? Did you the first time?

Trump and Moore story time would be just as bad.....

#14 | Posted by PinkyanTheBrain at 2017-11-24 02:53 PM

So it's no longer PC that girls need to be rescued?

#15 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-24 03:01 PM

"Do you ask your wife permission to kiss her? Did you the first time?"

Are you saying you didn't want to wake her up?

I think The Fifth Element is a better lesson for kids when it comes to kissing sleeping girls.

#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-24 03:12 PM

I think The Fifth Element is a better lesson for kids when it comes to kissing sleeping girls.

#16 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Nice reference. FF for sure

#17 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-24 03:49 PM

I can't understand anyone who would think a children's story would sexualize six year olds, and cause them to sexually harass women as adults.

That is just god damn retarded.

Sure, Dungeons & Dragons led me into a life of Satan worship, self-harm, and violence, but that's completely different.

#18 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-24 05:14 PM

"Do you ask your wife permission to kiss her? Did you the first time?"
Are you saying you didn't want to wake her up?
I think The Fifth Element is a better lesson for kids when it comes to kissing sleeping girls.
#16 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-11-24 03:12 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Ecto gammat!

Great example of the same scenario - a person is beyond helpless without true love, so the "kiss" doesn't just represent the "cure" for a lifelong paralysis but also the arrival of adulthood with a perfect love.

Of all examples to take away - that the penultimate kiss of "life" is entirely about the sex and not the discovery of love is what really strangles the argument, imo.

But I also believe in evolving the stories to retain their meaning appropriate for the readers age.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2017-11-24 05:21 PM

What next, will they be saying Steven Moffat stories are inappropriate, where he has the protagonist go into children's bedrooms at night, and then shortly later gets intimate with a slightly older version of them?

#20 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-11-24 09:26 PM

#20 How is that even close to Disney's Sleeping Beauty? And who the hell is Steven Moffat? And how did you find that out?

#21 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2017-11-24 10:09 PM

You have to go to the "right" schools to get that stupid.

#22 | Posted by sawdust at 2017-11-25 09:41 AM

#20 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Don't worry, Sentinel. I got it. ;)

#23 | Posted by TheTom at 2017-11-25 12:32 PM

Instead of kissing, they could simulate honking sleeping beauty's -----.

#24 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-11-25 12:42 PM

"What next, will they be saying Steven Moffat stories are inappropriate, where he has the protagonist go into children's bedrooms at night, and then shortly later gets intimate with a slightly older version of them?"

Almost as creepy as Trump.

#25 | Posted by danni at 2017-11-25 12:51 PM

Lady is never gonna get CPR.

#27 | Posted by Tor at 2017-11-25 07:50 PM

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