Learning the ABCs . coloring inside the line . and crossdressing
There is nothing new about men dressing as women. In the days of Shakespeare, all the women’s theatrical roles were played by men. No respectable woman would be seen on the stage.
Crossdressing has been a staple in comedy. Comedian Milton Berle – known as “Mr. Television” –made a career out of prancing across the small screen in ladies’ wear. One of Hollywood’s all-time classics – “Some Like it Hot” – had Tony Curtis and Jack Lemon evading mob killers by getting into girdles.
Even way back in the 1950s, Ed Sullivan featured a guy doing an impressive imitation of Judy Garland on his Sunday evening program.
There has been a cultural difference between crossdressing as comedy and as more sexual entertainment. Drag shows and drag nightclubs could be found in virtually every city in America since … ??? Well, as long as I can recall.
We had one near my home in Chicago. One evening, we took one of our more innocent friends to see the featured singer. Our friend was very pleased in that macho way that the singer took a special liking to him – groping hands under the table. We later revealed to his dismay that the singer was a guy. Oh, what fun.
There has been a difference between comedic crossdressing and the more salacious entertainment – from suggestive material to stripping. The audience for those acts was a matter of age – and what was considered age appropriate.
Today, the age thing is being breached in various ways. Suddenly, we are finding instances of crossdressing being introduced to prepubescent children – even toddlers. There have been crossdressing shows – the salacious kind – for high school and even elementary school children. It is part of a larger issue of sex and gender being introduced at the earliest ages.
Young children are being encouraged to question their own sexuality and gender liquidity – even access to gender-altering surgery and drugs.
While the youngest children know the difference between being a boy or a girl – and the vast majority hold to that view for their entire life – many of them are being encouraged to self-determine their sexual identity at an age when they barely understand the biological and social implications of being a boy or a girl – that what biology makes obvious can be nullified by will before the age of reason.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has been criticized by Democrats and left-wing media for passing a law that prohibits teaching sexuality before the fourth grade – around the time a child is 10 years old. They claim it is homophobic and a violation of the civil rights of the LBGTQ+ community.
Critics go on to say that young children are already able to determine their gender – and express desires to crossdress (with or without gender mashing).
I am an extremely tolerant person regarding folks with alternative lifestyles, but there is a time and place.
I am at loss to see any benefit – or any legitimate reason – why any sort of sexual content should be introduced at such an early age. It is not because these intrusions into the kiddie world are dealing with alternative lifestyles. I do not think that content dealing with heterosexuality has a place in the curriculum of five-year-olds.
I wonder what is the reason why the left believes otherwise? What is their purpose? It makes no sense to me.
So, there ’tis.