Geez, guess she didn’t have a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order listed with the Kings Office
A mother has made headlines after calling for Sleeping Beauty to be removed from her son’s primary school curriculum for its “inappropriate sexual” message.
Sarah Hall, from Northumberland Park, near Newcastle, says the fairytale teaches children that it’s OK to kiss a woman while she’s asleep.
The mother-of-two realized the issue when reading a school book to her six-year-old son, Ben, based on the traditional story.
“I think it’s a specific issue in the Sleeping Beauty story about sexual behavior and consent,” she told the Newcastle Chronicle. “It’s about saying is this still relevant, is it appropriate?”
— Sarah Hall (@Hallmeister) November 19, 2017
“In today’s society, it isn’t appropriate,” she added. “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 about 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.”