‘Child abuse’: Washington Post writer blasted for arguing children should be exposed to ‘kink’ & BDSM at Pride

The Washington Post has been criticized for publishing an article which argued that children should be exposed to leather and BDSM fetishes at LGBT Pride events. Read Full Article at RT.com

‘Child abuse’: Washington Post writer blasted for arguing children should be exposed to ‘kink’ & BDSM at Pride

The Washington Post has been criticized for publishing an article which argued that children should be exposed to leather and BDSM fetishes at LGBT Pride events.

In an article on Tuesday titled “Yes, kink belongs at Pride. And I want my kids to see it,” writer and former sex worker Lauren Rowello wrote about taking her children to a Pride parade five years ago. She said they became confused at the sight of a “bare-chested man in dark sunglasses,” suspenders, and a “leather thong” who was being “spanked playfully by a partner with a flog.”

Though many in the LGBT community have argued against children being exposed to such sexualized elements of Pride, Rowello claimed that the experience was a good thing.

“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,” she declared, arguing that parents “should hope” that their kids “encounter kink when they attend” Pride because “children who witness kink culture are reassured that alternative experiences of sexuality and expression are valid.”

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The article received heavy criticism on social media, with critics branding Rowello’s call for children to be exposed to adult behavior “child abuse,” “predatory,” and the “bottom of the barrel.”

“This is what she’ll say out loud. Imagine how far she’s really willing to go,” commented one woman on Twitter, while another user declared that the writer’s children “should be removed by child protective services.”