A series of Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) events are currently taking place in libraries across the UK. No matter where you stand on feminist issues, and whatever the content of this story hour, surely one has to wonder if this is an appropriate event for children.
Drag is a highly sexualised form of adult entertainment. Men dressed up in a highly sexualised, parody of a woman, with tight costumes through which genitalia are visible.
DQSH events claim to promote diversity among children and encourage them to look beyond gender stereotypes, but surely by presenting such a stereotypical and overly sexualised image of a woman this is in fact reinforcing gender stereotypes?Continue reading