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Old 10-22-2007, 01:39 PM   #1
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Is there room for sexuality in children´s books?

I just read about J.K. Rowling letting Dumbledore out of the closet and I am very displeased. I don´t think there was a need to add these things to the book just like there´s no need to mention that Hagrid would be into s&m and Snape into bondage. You know? There´s just no room for it and children don´t need to know about those things.
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I agree. If it's not part of the story, why mention it outside of the book? Especially when it's a kids' book?
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what about the heterosexuality of all the main characters. after all, they all got married at the end and had so much sex with each other that they had lots of children. and how do we get children? S-E-X!!!

funny how we don't mention the flaunting of Harry's heterosexuality when he dances with girls or whatever (i actually know very little about these books). it just gets at a horrible double standard that i am sick to death of. she lets us know that Dumbledore is gay. suddenly, it's all about sex?!?!!?
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So, in your view, by saying that Harry has parents and thus implying their heterosexuality then she´s "flaunting" heterosexuality? Please. There was no need to say those things when the books are already finished. With this new information Dumbledore´s affection for Harry has just turned creepy.
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Wow, what a horrible double standard!!! There's "sexuality" all over children's books. Sleeping beauty gets woken up with a kiss, Cinderella, etc...

There's no room for it as long as it's gay sexuality, that's what you are really saying.
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Why is it "creepy"? You think gay men are incapable of being teachers, therapists, coaches, and otherwise mentors to young boys without getting all pervy and molesting them?
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No, but I´d rather not find out the hard way.
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No, but I´d rather not find out the hard way.



it is taking every thing i have not to explode at you right now.

i've taugh preschool (3 year olds), assisted in a kindergarten (5 year olds), been a swim instructor (3-12 years old), coached a swim team (7-18 years old), was an SAT tutor (17-18 year olds), and you know what?

I NEVER EVER EVER FUCKING THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT IT SIMPLY BECAUSE I ALSO HAPPEN TO BE GAY!

but, knowing there are people like you out there who can't see people, the only see fucking, i guess i'm going to have to think twice about it now, huh?

/so angry/
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No, but I´d rather not find out the hard way.
This is creepy.
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So, in your view, by saying that Harry has parents and thus implying their heterosexuality then she´s "flaunting" heterosexuality? Please. There was no need to say those things when the books are already finished. With this new information Dumbledore´s affection for Harry has just turned creepy.



if i say that i am gay and have a boyfriend, is that flaunting my sexuality?

if my friend tells me he's getting engaged to his girlfriend, is he flaunting his sexuality?

NO in both cases.
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if i say that i am gay and have a boyfriend, is that flaunting my sexuality?

if my friend tells me he's getting engaged to his girlfriend, is he flaunting his sexuality?

NO in both cases.

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funny how we don't mention the flaunting of Harry's heterosexuality when he dances with girls or whatever (i actually know very little about these books).

That´s my answer to your question.
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it is taking every thing i have not to explode at you right now.

i've taugh preschool (3 year olds), assisted in a kindergarten (5 year olds), been a swim instructor (3-12 years old), coached a swim team (7-18 years old), was an SAT tutor (17-18 year olds), and you know what?

I NEVER EVER EVER FUCKING THOUGHT TWICE ABOUT IT SIMPLY BECAUSE I ALSO HAPPEN TO BE GAY!

but, knowing there are people like you out there who can't see people, the only see fucking, i guess i'm going to have to think twice about it now, huh?

/so angry/

You´re right. I do apologize for offending you.

Either way, that comment and that line of thinking is besides the subject of this thread.

All I want to talk about is how children´s books could do without sexuality.
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With this new information Dumbledore´s affection for Harry has just turned creepy.
So his affection was cool when he was straight? But now it's creepy? So if he had the same affection towards a female character it wouldn't have been creepy?

Face it, this is just a huge double standard.

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All I want to talk about is how children´s books could do without sexuality.
So you want to ban Sleeping Beauty?
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