Rescued fox wags her tail to her caretaker
This is one of those pointless letters that has so much wrong with it I’m surprised it hasn’t collapsed into a small microsingularity of complete wrong, lasting for only a few milliseconds before disappearing from the universe entirely and leaving only a few subatomic particles of wrong to mark that it was ever there in the first place.
SO. MUCH. WRONG.
Charmingly trying to link paedophilia and open discussions of sexual identity (because, come on, it’s in the ballpark, isn’t it? Eh? Eh?). The “myth” and the hint of “I’m sure they’ll grow out of all this gayness if we just give them a chance to grow out of all that gayness.”. Trying to lay the blame for homophobic bullying NOT at the feet of people being fucking homophobes and bullies, but somehow it being the fault of PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT ISSUES AND CHALLENGING BULLIES (essentially, “They’ll stop bullying if you hide and don’t make a sound, so if you’re being bullied then it’s your fault for speaking up and being a target.”) The hilarous assertion that somehow teenagers will be modest and reticent about sex if we somehow all manage to just stop talking about it.
(I had spotted this letter this morning but was so astonished by the industrial levels of wrong I reeled for a while - in the meantime, scottygb over on Twitter posted it up, so hat-tip in that direction!)