Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

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Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Glacier » Nov 23rd, 2017, 12:36 pm

A mum has asked her son’s school to take ‘Sleeping Beauty’ off the curriculum for its ‘inappropriate sexual’ message.

Mum-of-two Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, says the fairytale promotes unacceptable behaviour which shouldn’t be read to young children.

She argued it teaches children that it is ok to kiss a woman while she’s asleep, which she says is not acceptable.

Sarah was reading a school book with her six-year-old son, which was based on the traditional story.

She 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?”


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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby the truth » Nov 23rd, 2017, 2:54 pm

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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 3:01 pm

This lady deserves an apple

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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 23rd, 2017, 5:09 pm

I am just wondering. Has Shakespere's Romeo and Juliet been removed from the skool's librarys yet? Now that is one reely good stry. About this guy who climes up a girl's hair to git in hur bedroom. That is 1 sexy story.

Somebody did tell me that, Huck Finn has also been banned.

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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby JayByrd » Nov 23rd, 2017, 11:55 pm

Banned? What are you talking about?

There is no world of snowflakes. Media picks up on one person who complains. People see enough stories like that and think there's now a trend in the world.

It's like that ridiculous Starbucks red cup fiasco from a few Christmases ago. One person complained. There was backlash against the original complaint by thousands of people. Soon it was "so the Christians are all up in arms about red cups and Starbucks is going to stop using them". But it was really only one outlier that started the whole thing.

Before you decide on what the world is coming to, pick a school, contact the principal, and ask about what's been banned from the library.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Queen K » Nov 24th, 2017, 7:26 am

OH no, wait til she reads about Beauty and the Beast where a woman agrees to be abused for years hoping "he'll change." Of course in the fairy tale, he does!

Get it, "fairy tale. :up:
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Fancy » Nov 24th, 2017, 8:01 am

Did a little googling and come up with this list:
http://www.ala.org/advocacy/bbooks/freq ... drensbooks
Of course the Harry Potters books are on it.
And never knew there was a book called "Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts" though I still burst out into song once in a while.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs is on it too - still love it.
I'm surprised Bambi isn't on it.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Bsuds » Nov 24th, 2017, 8:04 am

alanjh595 wrote:I am just wondering. Has Shakespere's Romeo and Juliet been removed from the skool's librarys yet? Now that is one reely good stry. About this guy who climes up a girl's hair to git in hur bedroom.


I do believe the guy climbing hair is in Rapunzel not Romeo and Juliet.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Queen K » Nov 24th, 2017, 11:37 am

I never understood the hair climbing thing until I read the story as an allegory. Just try keeping your daughter away from her man, love will find a way.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 24th, 2017, 2:16 pm

JayByrd wrote: People see enough stories like that and think there's now a trend in the world

There is a trend in the world - and its disturbing.

Whether it be saying Merry Christmas, removing literary classics from schools, removing halloween costumes from stores - more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and feel the need to make a spectacle over nothing because they have some underlying personal issues aka screws loose.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby JayByrd » Nov 24th, 2017, 11:47 pm

Dizzy1 wrote:
Whether it be saying Merry Christmas, removing literary classics from schools, removing halloween costumes from stores - more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and feel the need to make a spectacle over nothing because they have some underlying personal issues aka screws loose.


More and more? Like how many? My whole point is everyone talking about these issues (and media reporting them because they know people love to talk about them) makes them seem bigger than they are.

Who can't say Merry Christmas? You? Me?
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Queen K » Nov 24th, 2017, 11:54 pm

Oh man, "Merry Christmas! and Double Merry Christmas to all you who pretend you didn't know we say Merry Christmas."
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby Dizzy1 » Nov 25th, 2017, 8:29 am

JayByrd wrote:
Dizzy1 wrote:
Whether it be saying Merry Christmas, removing literary classics from schools, removing halloween costumes from stores - more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and feel the need to make a spectacle over nothing because they have some underlying personal issues aka screws loose.


More and more? Like how many? My whole point is everyone talking about these issues (and media reporting them because they know people love to talk about them) makes them seem bigger than they are.

Who can't say Merry Christmas? You? Me?

Oh come on. The war on Christmas to protect the politically correct elite to protect those who don’t celebrate Christmas has been going on for years.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby alanjh595 » Nov 25th, 2017, 8:48 am

This Politically Correct thing has gone too far.
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Re: Sleeping Beauty Should be Removed or Censored

Postby FreeRights » Nov 26th, 2017, 10:47 am

Dizzy1 wrote:There is a trend in the world - and its disturbing.

Whether it be saying Merry Christmas, removing literary classics from schools, removing halloween costumes from stores - more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon and feel the need to make a spectacle over nothing because they have some underlying personal issues aka screws loose.


It begs the question - is there actually a trend? Or have there always been people who see controversy where there isn't any, and the media just enjoys reporting the clickbait "This Happened and Twitter Loses Their Minds" articles?

The "war on Christmas" is a fine example because it's entirely fabricated. Some customer service departments try to be neutral by wishing a Happy Holidays, but never once have I been discouraged by stating Merry Christmas. We still have our Santa Claus parades and our Christmas tree light ups. I cannot think of a single example of something that affects me or really anyone else directly that is attacking Christmas.
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