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

  • Sarah Hall, 40, North Shields, said fairytale promotes unacceptable behaviour
  • She argued it teaches children that it is okay to kiss a woman while she’s asleep
  • Ms Hall said : ‘It’s about saying is this book still relevant, is it appropriate?’

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…

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