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Experts: Exposing Small Children To “Child-Friendly” Drag Shows Is Sexual Abuse

Drag shows are sex shows. Everything about them is sexual fantasy mixed with the latest deviancy trend—fantasies for adults, who are entitled to them, but never for children. And now we’ve got another reason why.

[Dr. Ingrid] Thrall said there is a name for exposing someone to sexual material without their consent, and children qualify under this definition because they are not old enough to legally consent.

“It’s called visual sexual abuse, and it’s basically an exposure to adult sexual content involuntarily, not consenting, especially in young children because they’re so impressionable,” she said.

She added research has shown this exposure can cause issues later in life including addiction, depression, and even aggressive sexual behavior.

Thrall notes that wanting to expose your children to different lifestyles with a goal of open-mindedness is not a bad thing. But most drag shows are too explicit and can cause long-term mental health issues for the child through adulthood. It’s just too much too soon.

“Correlation does not mean causation, but why would you want to take a chance if it has been suggested that in numerous cases it has caused dysfunction of some sorts in their adult lives?” Thrall said. “So I would like to educate parents on that piece, that your intent may be wonderful; however, this might not be appropriate for that age group.

Walking upriver from the Left’s preferred culture usually gets you a paddle to the back of the head, so we’ll see how Dr. Thrall’s career or opinion fare in the coming weeks or years. She may be right, but when has that ever stopped the Left?

Steve is a long-time New Hampshire resident, blogger, and a member of the Board of directors of The 603 Alliance. He is the Managing Editor and co-owner of, a former board member of the Republican Liberty Caucus of New Hampshire, and a past contributor to the Franklin Center for Public Policy.

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