You can’t imagine the changes the world has gone through in these last few years. Whereas a decade ago you were free to give your opinion on any given subject, by now that is simply not possible anymore. Don’t even try to make a joke in public about any subject as everything you say can now upset anyone apparently.
The latest snowflake action comes in the form of a UK mother who wants the popular children’s fairytale of ‘Sleeping Beauty’ banned as it is sending ‘inappropriate sexual messages.’
Mr Sarah Hall, a 40-year-old UK mother of two, is calling for the classic fairytale to be removed from her son’s school curriculum due to the apparent sexual messaging it is sending to youngsters.
For those of you who are too old to remember: in the popular fairytale, a princess named Sleeping Beauty is rescued by a handsome prince rescues after she was put to sleep by a wicked witch. But Ms Hall says the part of the story where the prince wakes up Sleeping Beauty with a kiss has called her to question whether it should be taught to kids.
“I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behavior and consent. These are indicative of how ingrained that kind of behavior is in society.
“All these small things build up, and they make a difference.”
She added that the coverage of the “Me Too” campaign had made her think about the cultural message the story sends.
"In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate. My son is only six, he absorbs everything he sees, and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation. I don’t think taking Sleeping Beauty books out of circulation completely would be right."
If you ask us, we believe that Sarah’s opinion goes a bit overboard, and if you start looking at things with that much detail, would be best to keep your children indoors till they’re 21 altogether.
For that reason, enjoy the trailer of this classic tale once again:
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