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[deleted] t1_jdmusbv wrote



tough_ledi t1_jdmvgwi wrote

Protecting human rights is a job of our elected officials, yes.


mikeyHustle t1_jdmvyu7 wrote

It doesn't? You're the only one bringing up a "sexual fetish" for some reason?

EDIT: Unless you're misguided enough to think drag is inherently sexual or fetishistic, and not just the entertaining genderbent performance art that it is. But I didn't want to assume you were that confused.


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BethiIdes89 t1_jdnpnfy wrote

Is being straight not inherently sexual too? Are straight people not out here fucking? I missed the memo because I’m been having a lot of straight sex with my heterosexual spouse. We probably should stop though. Wouldn’t want to be thought of as deviant. /s


snazzypantz t1_jdmxrqc wrote

Drag is not, and has never been, a sexual fetish.


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snazzypantz t1_jdnaurq wrote

You're almost there! It is close to a clown show. People dressing up in costumes, making people laugh and entertaining. Good work! You finally got it.


Dickenstein69 t1_jdnn1t0 wrote

Yea, you get it! It’s a clown show with people dressing up for fun and entertainment, nothing more, nothing less. And that’s the point of why most sane Americans question why this is an issue at all with conservatives.


drxdrg08 t1_jdnq62u wrote

> It’s a clown show with people dressing up for fun and entertainment, nothing more, nothing less.

So a KKK march is just people that like wrapping themselves in sheets and walking for exercise? Nothing more, nothing less?


VerbalGravy t1_jdr0mi1 wrote

Holy hell the level of mental gymnastics you must of had to go through to make this comment is borderline insane. Please seek out a therapist to help you with your delusions.


tLoKMJ t1_jdn4jzg wrote

Wording of your question aside..... from a general standpoint politicians have been expressing values and engaging in cultural appreciation for as long as there have been governments. Whether that's wishing everyone a happy holiday, participating in a parade, speaking at a Veteran's Day event, visiting a school, planting a tree on Arbor Day, or whatever else.

But if you need a more practical reason that aligns with your personal view of a mayor's job, then the answer is already in your examples:

> keep the city safe


the_real_xuth t1_jdmy7cp wrote

Your comment is just flat out wrong in so many ways that your final question becomes nonsensical (since it is predicated on false statements).

In addition to the above roles, the mayors job is to be the face of the city. The chief executive of any entity, be it a corporation or a locale is the top representative for that entity both internally and externally and is never not political.

As to denigrating drag as a just a "sexual fetish" is like saying that feet are merely a sexual fetish and anyone who goes out in bare feet should be shamed and outlawed because of that. Nearly any argument you could make for not wearing anything on your feet could be argued for wearing clothes that are traditionally worn by the other gender in western societies. This runs the full gamut of "it's more comfortable to me" to a "sexual fetish". But if you seem to only be able to focus on the sexual fetish part of it.