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    Well said, flowers.

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    So now the sad sack republicans think that the best thing they can do to protect children is make it illegal for kids under 18 to attend drag shows. And to criminalize parents who help their kids obtain gender treatment medical help. But hey, letting them get mowed down by angry antisocial young men with guns is AOK. Yay ‘Murica.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    So now the sad sack republicans think that the best thing they can do to protect children is make it illegal for kids under 18 to attend drag shows.
    I'm thinking that will limit opera attendance too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I'm thinking that will limit opera attendance too.
    I don't know--forbidden fruit, and all.

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    One Texas state representative does not a moral panic make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    So now the sad sack republicans think that the best thing they can do to protect children is make it illegal for kids under 18 to attend drag shows. And to criminalize parents who help their kids obtain gender treatment medical help. But hey, letting them get mowed down by angry antisocial young men with guns is AOK. Yay ‘Murica.
    Meanwhile, we make 5 year olds sit through drag performances at the public library.

    Isn't our schizoid country grand??!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    I'm thinking that will limit opera attendance too.
    I do not get this reference. Please ‘ splain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerseverywhere View Post
    Food for thought in Florida.


    …You have to be taught to hate and they are doing their best.
    I dunno, this doesn’t seem to reflect the latest race education idea.

    I agree with you in that one time we were taught “no one is born hating” and I distinctly remember that droning, white boarded message in our race-based education, especially in the oh-so-earnest teachings in our neighborhood when we had a very big blowup about basketball courts in our city park (and all of the bad stuff that went along.)

    But now, a central idea of race-education and anti discrimination is that humans naturally gravitate toward people in their tribe and shunning “ otherness” is kinda natural. It is, of course, something to be aware of and overcome.

    My point here is that the central ideas of woke education change. If you hang around long enough, as I have, you will see major shifts in focus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Iut now, a central idea of race-education and anti discrimination is that humans naturally gravitate toward people in their tribe and shunning “ otherness” is kinda natural. It is, of course, something to be aware of and overcome.

    My point here is that the central ideas of woke education change. If you hang around long enough, as I have, you will see major shifts in focus.
    I don't see any problem with people gravitating toward others of their tribe. I think the issue is when people make the separate choice to HATE everyone outside their tribe. Choosing who makes up your "tribe" may very well be natural, but then going that step of hating everyone else, I believe to be learned.
    To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer." Mahatma Gandhi
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I do not get this reference. Please ‘ splain.
    Many important opera roles are performed by cross-dressers.

    And then there's Shakespeare...

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