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Lactatia - the eight year old drag queen
- Joined: 16 Nov 2015, 14:24
The following video is a compilation made by haters. But the wonderful thing is that in spite of that, the true spirit of the young kid comes through, and she is so much stronger than the bigots who try to stop kids like her.
http://www.elle.com/culture/news/a47155 ... -lactatia/
"I think I've had Lactatia inside of me since I was born, and that's why I love that song 'Born This Way'." Eight-year-old Nemis likes dancing, loves dressing up, and won't let anyone stop him from doing what makes him feel accepted: transforming into drag queen Lactatia.
Here is my comment to the video:
The only wrong thing about this video is the title. This isn't child abuse. This is the story about great parents who love their child and let them express who they are to the whole world. Here's what all you haters out there fail to grasp: No parent force their children to express gender variance. Most parents -- even those who truly love their children -- are so busy protecting their kids from haters like you, that they try to stop their kids from expressing themselves freely. Here's a kid who clearly does not care a bit about your narrow minded ways and your bigoted world view. Nemis is the true hero here!
Meet Lactatia, a super-inspirational 8-year-old drag queen https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2017/08/mee ... rag-queen/
You know, when you get depressed because of recent political development, remember that the world is, generally, changing for the better!
- Joined: 17 Nov 2015, 11:32
I saw this story on yahoo a few weeks back. Nothing gets the trans/homo phobics more worked up than a story about a child following a non gender binary path. The comment section had the usual hateful remarks. They utterly can't buy into a notion that children can be this way on their own. This is something that has to come from evil influence, usually the parents. Their answer for this is something like raparative therapy, and the removal of the child from parents who tolerate this in any way.
- Joined: 14 May 2017, 17:32
O tempora, o mores.
It's not child abuse, but it's quite irresponsible, frankly. A child that age cannot fully grasp the sexual subtext of the whole thing (which there is). They are clearly enjoying it and expressing themself through it, but it's very likely they don't fully understand or are capable of properly evaluating how all of that is actually read by other people (sorry, not very good with this modern pronoun thing). It's not just like "wearing tutus and dancing around" at all.
Not quite at the level those sinister child beauty pageants, but ayhow.
«If you wanna be a drag queen and your parents don't let you, you need new parents.»
Don't trust them, Steven.
- Joined: 16 Nov 2015, 14:24
I agree that a child at that age cannot understand the sexual subtext of the whole thing. I am not sure the sexual subtext of drag will be damaging to anyone at any age, but in this case the very fact that she does not understand it, makes sure that she will not be harmed by it.
The truth is that there is a lot of sexual subtext to what kids are asked to do these days: swimming wear with unnecessary tops for girls, make-up for young girls, sexualized dolls etc. etc. (somehow it is always young girls who are sexualized), and your example -- child beauty pageants -- is a very good one. I have seen a documentary about such events and they truly scare me.
But it seems to me that young girls forced to take part in such pageants often (but not always, I guess) are victims of their parents desire to see them win. In this case I have found nothing that indicates that her parents are forcing her to do this. It seems that this is something she wants to do, enthusiastically.
- Joined: 01 Mar 2017, 15:20
We taught an after-school program for "latch-key" kids. Children whose parents both work and so they find themselves without care/supervision from the time school lets out to the time parents arrive home from work.
We had a large box full of clothing "costumes." The boys all pretty much tried on the dresses. But what was taking place was an exercise in "costume" and "role play." These boys had no grasp of trans-gender. What's going on is costume and role play. No one is transitioning into the other gender. No grasp, no discussion, no motive toward some sort of "gender ambiguity" or "identity dysphoria."
These are boys wearing costumes.