Mom Wants Kids To See Kink At Pride Parade
Mom Wants Kids To See Kink At Pride Parade
The Washington Post published an article on June 29, 2021 with the provocative title: “Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it.” If you think this is just the beginning of a horror story, you would be correct. This Mom goes into detail that makes one wonder why Child Protective Services hasn’t been called.
Lauren Rowello is the author of the article. According to Very Well Mind, she has done undergraduate and graduate work in psychology, focusing on trauma and queer identity. Her pronouns are they and their.
As she began the article, I was confused. From the Washington Post article:
Our family often took the train into Philadelphia, but as we rode across the bridge to attend the city’s Pride parade five years ago, my wife’s leg bounced with a nervous jitter. She squeezed my hand, worried that she might run into a colleague or be harassed by a stranger. My wife is trans, and wasn’t out at the time, so she typically only expressed her authenticity in the privacy of our home. That morning she wore a green skirt and light makeup, brushing her hair all to one side. Even though we’d attended Pride marches and protests in previous years, that day was our first celebrating openly as a family.
My cis-hetero brain was having trouble with that until I sussed out that Miss Rowello was in a normie, heterosexual marriage until her husband decided he was trans and became her wife. Okay. If you wish to read more about that soup sandwich, you can read this. I’ll just say that her husband/wife seems a more pleasant person than Miss Rowello does. I have a feeling that Miss Rowell was orgasmic when her husband told her he was her wife. All those years of gender studies finally could be put to good use. Lauren had a reason to be angry and fight for justice. And, she was no longer cis-normal. Huzzah for her!
BUT, there are two children (so far, if her wife hasn’t had bottom surgery yet) involved in this circus. From the Kink article:
When our children grew tired of marching, we plopped onto a nearby curb. Just as we got settled, our elementary-schooler pointed in the direction of oncoming floats, raising an eyebrow at a bare-chested man in dark sunglasses whose black suspenders clipped into a leather thong. The man paused to be spanked playfully by a partner with a flog. “What are they doing?” my curious kid asked as our toddler cheered them on. The pair was the first of a few dozen kinksters who danced down the street, laughing together as they twirled their whips and batons, some leading companions by leashes. At the time, my children were too young to understand the nuance of the situation, but I told them the truth: That these folks were members of our community celebrating who they are and what they like to do.
See, what I mean, by this gave her a reason to be. “…these folks were members of our community” and she gets to sit at the rebel kids lunch table now. Huzzah!
Miss Rowello discusses that some people are uncomfortable with kink at the Pride Parade, because kids don’t need to see that. Rowello begs to differ:
I agree that Pride should be a welcoming space for children and teens, but policing how others show up doesn’t protect or uplift young people. Instead, homogenizing self-expression at Pride will do more harm to our children than good. When my own children caught glimpses of kink culture, they got to see that the queer community encompasses so many more nontraditional ways of being, living, and loving.
Her kids are not going to be normal, darn you. Don’t you dare try to harsh her joy. Kink is good and normal:
Anti-kink advocates tend to manipulate language about safety and privacy by asserting that attendees are nonconsensually exposed to overt displays of sexuality. The most outrageous claim is that innocent bystanders are forced to participate in kink simply by sharing space with the kink community, as if the presence of kink at Pride is a perverse exhibition that kinksters pursue for their own gratification. But kinksters at Pride are not engaged in sex acts — and we cannot confuse their self-expression with obscenity.
Okay, Miss Lauren with the post-graduate work in psychology, queer and intersectionality gobbeledygook. Isn’t nonconsensual anything bad? Hale yeah, innocent bystanders are forced to participate. I don’t mean to be indelicate here but the audience is forced to become voyeurs. There are other types of sexual-gratification than orgasm. So, yes the kinksters are exhibiting for the own gratification.
I just want to stop here and say that kink at the Pride Parade is super cool, but police officers in their NYPD uniforms makes the community feel unsafe?
Insane in the membrane.
Back to pro-kink mom, Lauren. She wrote:
Kink visibility is a reminder that any person can and should shamelessly explore what brings joy and excitement. We don’t talk to our children enough about pursuing sex to fulfill carnal needs that delight and captivate us in the moment. Sharing the language of kink culture with young people provides them with valuable information about safe sex practices — such as the importance of establishing boundaries, safe words and signals, affirming the importance of planning and research and the need to seek and give enthusiastic consent. I never want my children to worry that exploring any aspect of consensual sex or touch is too taboo.
As a Mom, one of my goals was to protect my child’s innocence. Of course, I wanted him to grow up to be educated, nice and a contributing member of society. I also wanted him to be aware of the entire world, But I didn’t throw him into the ocean. We started in the kiddie pool and dipped our toes in.
The way that this mom writes, it almost seems predatory and grooming. It seems like child abuse or worse. This mom is not protecting her children and almost seems to get off on it herself. By the way, mom Lauren tweeted this out:
This is the woman who just wrote an article for The Washington Post about why young children should be exposed to kink
This poor child doesn't stand a chance https://t.co/awPffrwnTQ
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 30, 2021
Matt Walsh might be wrong. Maybe this kid will rebel against his grooming mother and become a normie. It will break her heart. Just in case, someone call Child Protective services.
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