Netflix is taking heat for a show about young girls dancing. They dress in skimpy outfits, wear makeup, do sexually suggestive dance moves like running their hands over each other, twerking their little behinds and thrusting their tiny pelvises. People are outraged at the implicit pedophilia.
Bad news, people, you’re about 30 years late. Dance teachers were putting kids in these costumes and teaching them the same moves, when my daughter was a kid. At that time, all the sophisticated people assured me it was adorable, not perverse.
Of course, that was before Pizzagate and #metoo and Epstein. Has the pendulum begun to swing back?
When you’re in the middle of a bad swing, it’s hard to remember that pendula do – or at least can -move both ways.