Women are afraid of meeting a serial killer. Men are afraid of meeting someone fat.
Many adults are put off when youngsters pose scientific questions. Children ask why the sun is yellow, or what a dream is, or how deep you can dig a hole, or when is the world’s birthday, or why we have toes. Too many teachers and parents answer with irritation or ridicule, or quickly move on to something else. Why adults should pretend to omniscience before a five-year-old, I can’t for the life of me understand. What’s wrong with admitting that you don’t know? Children soon recognize that somehow this kind of question annoys many adults. A few more experiences like this, and another child has been lost to science.
There are many better responses. If we have an idea of the answer, we could try to explain. If we don’t, we could go to the encyclopedia or the library. Or we might say to the child: “I don’t know the answer. Maybe no one knows. Maybe when you grow up, you’ll be the first to find out.”
Know what really creeps me out?
How much homophobes are obsessed with gay sex.
Seriously, any sort of queer content, no matter how subtle, in mainstream media is met with straight people freaking out about how they’re meant to explain gay sex to their children.
Let’s take Paranorman for instance - parents lost their SHIT when the football player MENTIONED HIS BOYFRIEND. Freaked the fuck out on “HOW WILL I EXPLAIN HOMOSEXUAL SEX TO MY CHILD!?”
Why the fuck do they instantly jump to sexual content?
Like fuck, when the girl asked him on a date, no one stood up and screamed “HOW WILL I EXPLAIN HOW THIS GIRL WANTS TO HAVE SEX WITH THIS FOOTBALL PLAYER, TO MY CHILD!?”
Why they gotta be all creepy and suddenly go: Queer subject - “OH, OH SEX, SEX, SEEEEX, OMG QUEER SEX. WOW.”
Or how any same sex kissing is INNAPROPRO, but straight people can passionately mac-the-fuck-out and no one bats and eyelash.
Homophobes think about queer sex more than queer people do.
Ya’ll have a problem.