Mother demands her son’s school take Sleeping Beauty off the curriculum because the princess doesn’t give consent to be kissed and woken up by prince

Daily Mail

A mother has demanded her six-year-old son’s school bans Sleeping Beauty because the princess does not give consent to be kissed.

Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, North Shields, claimed the fairytale promotes an ‘inappropriate sexual’ message to young children.

She argued the story is irresponsible because it teaches children it is acceptable to kiss women while they are asleep.   

The mother of two said: ‘I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent.

‘It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?’

Ms Hall is worried about what message the tale, which features a Prince waking up a Princess by kissing her, sends to impressionable youngsters.

The 40-year-old left a comment in her son’s record book, and contacted the school to ask if it could be taken out of circulation for younger classes.

She said: ‘In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate – my son is only six, he absorbs everything he sees, and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation.

‘I don’t think taking Sleeping Beauty books out of circulation completely would be right.

 ‘I actually think it would be a great resource for older children, you could have a conversation around it, you could talk about consent, and how the Princess might feel.

‘But I’m really concerned about it for younger children, would really welcome a conversation about whether this is suitable material.’

Ms Hall said recent coverage of sexual abuse, including the social media ‘Me Too’ campaign, made her think about the messages being sent to youngsters.

She said: ‘These are indicative of how ingrained that kind of behaviour is in society.

‘All these small things build up, and they make a difference.’

Ms Hall said there might be problems with other fairytales, but that the is mostly disturbed by the ‘non-consensual’ kissing in this story.

She said: ‘I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behaviour and consent.

‘It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?’

Ms Hall has attracted widespread criticism after she tweeted about the issue earlier this week.

Posting a picture from her son’s Sleeping Beauty book, she wrote: ‘Tell you what, while we are still seeing narratives like this in school, we are never going to change ingrained attitudes to sexual behaviour #MeToo #consent #mysonisix’

However, many have disagreed and have labelled her as ‘pathetic’ and ‘sad’.

Ms Hall has attracted widespread criticism after she tweeted about the issue earlier this week

Ms Hall has attracted widespread criticism after she tweeted about the issue earlier this week

One tweeter wrote: ‘Do NOT confuse this rant with feminism – this is harmful to the cause in a catastrophic way, not helpful!

While another fumed: ‘Hard to believe and very unfortunate that there are people acting as sad as @Hallmeister and her ‘Sleeping Beauty should be banned’ nonsense.

‘Feel sorry for the kids having to dwell on this c***!’

One woman said: ‘This is getting b***** ridiculous. I never once watched sleeping beauty and thought ‘goodness this is giving the wrong message about consent.

‘Let’s ban Cinderella as well whilst we’re on the matter; poor gender roles and all that.’

Another wrote: ‘Are you actually being serious hahaha how pathetic #world has gone mad.’

One Tweeter posted: ‘Did the book or film make you believe you go around kissing anyone when you were a kid? Do you do that now because of the film? No? Then what is the problem!

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13 thoughts on “Mother demands her son’s school take Sleeping Beauty off the curriculum because the princess doesn’t give consent to be kissed and woken up by prince

  1. “She said: ‘In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate – my son is only six, he absorbs everything he sees, and it isn’t as if I can turn it into a constructive conversation.”
    WHY SARAH????
    WERE YOU JUST BORN THAT DAMNED STUPID?????
    I THINK NOT.
    THIS BITCH HAS BEEN PRACTICING STUPID FOR A LONG DAMN TIME…………..

  2. People like this mainly women are allowed a forum via the internet online news crime page for all their gripes from discarded trash to most recent firecrackers being set off on thanksgiving scaring their poor wittle animals. Its a small town. If that’s all those kids are doing, celebrating it their own way, than big deal. Its temporary. These women are taking things too far. Their anything but thankful even on that day. Can’t wait to see what their gripes are for Christmas.

  3. But it’s Okay for TRANNIES dressed as Bozo the clown to scare the carp out of kindergarten students during reading time…

  4. Just what crap have they putting in the Tyne River lately? Muslim rape-a-thons in Newcastle, more rapes in South Shields, and now this? And I thought Geordies had balls!

  5. ‘I actually think it would be a great resource for older children, you could have a conversation around it, you could talk about consent, and how the Princess might feel.”

    Gee, that might be true if it were non-fiction.

    The fact is, you retarded, brain-dead cow, that it’s MAKE BELIEVE, so how could anyone POSSIBLY know how a NON-EXISTENT person would feel about ANYTHING?

    Definitely FEMA/.40 fodder.

  6. I just have to say one thing, every woman I know named Sarah is completely nuts without fail. It’s a curse on the name or something. Many of my friends agree with me. I have yet to meet a person who had decent friendships with a girl named Sarah. It’s sad.

  7. This is a little off topic, but kinda related. I find it the most distorted, insane concoction of truth I’ve heard since Larry Silverstein. I hate even forwarding it, but this nut-case must be brought down!! She’d sacrifice truth at the expense of half the population.

    Teen Vogue Columnist Doesn’t Care if Innocent Men Are Accused:

    http://moonbattery.com/?p=90070

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