Some dysphoria and rejection of gender is fueled by the negative effects of gender essentialism and stereotypes. If we want to promote a healthy community, advocate for the truth that characteristics, tendencies, and qualities are on a spectrum, regardless of gender. Men can nurture. Women can lead.
I really do believe that when we can leave behind the idea that there is only one true way to be a man or woman, we will see a reduction in those who feel they don't fit in their own gender. We are all meant to look to Christ, who embodies all virtues, including those we (blindly) ascribe to only men or only women. Jesus wept. So why do we tell boys not to cry?
I agree with Robert. Any time prideful humans try to "improve" what God has organized, everyone suffers, especially the children. Parents who allow children under the age of 18 to choose a different gender and pursue surgery, chemicals and cross-dressing are guilty of child abuse. There is a reason children cannot vote. There is a reason guardians are required to sign underage marriage consent forms. Children are not capable of making such life-changing decisions on their own. I believe that many children will end up resenting their parents for allowing them to take such drastic steps.
The author’s use of the word feminist is incorrect. There are several different theories within feminism. While there may be some feminists who think the way portrayed in the above essay, there are many who do not. The authors grossly simplify and misrepresent feminism.
Thank you for this article and for identifying some of the impetus behind this gender confusion!
Excellent article. It's about time that someone stood up and spoke the truth in the war for sanity on LGBTQ+ issues. God created male and female according to Scripture. Every time man thinks he knows more than God it ends badly.
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