I have stayed mostly quiet about Target’s decision to allow transgendered persons to use the bathroom with which they self identify. If you care to read something on that issue, read my husband’s commentary on his blog and discuss with him your thoughts.
That said, I am SICK and TIRED of all the conversations centered around little girls being vulnerable and in need of protection. Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty mentioned it. Ted Cruz mentioned it. Nearly every single conversation I have read about the bathroom issue comes down to “how would you feel if your little girl was in the bathroom and a man came in?” And without getting into personal beliefs on the issue, can we all do one another a favor and STOP bashing females while conversing and debating?
No matter where you fall on the issue, we are leaving little boys out of the conversation. And by doing so, we are belittling our daughters.
Because last I knew, molesters and pedophiles swing both ways.
Every time we focus just on little girls, we are teaching our children that females are the weaker, lesser sex. Each time we let our words focus just on vulnerability of females, we show our girls that they are not as strong as boys.
But the truth is, they are. They are JUST as strong. And just as vulnerable to the world’s struggles. Because evil doesn’t pick sides, or gender, or gender identity. Evil builds on evil. So let’s stop letting gender discrimination build on its own evil and gain more power. Stop limiting our girls by telling them they need to be coddled and put into glasshouses. Girls and boys are equal. Boy and girls are BOTH EQUAL, and should be treated as such. So include them both in your conversation. Treat them as equal…because God made them as such.