God Made Boys to Play with Dolls? Her.meneutics

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I read Owen Strachan’s recent rant against a Sesame Street episode in which “Baby Bear” is told it’s OK for boys to play with dolls on the same day my six-year-old son took his Matey Anchors doll to school for show and tell. Maybe my reaction would have been different at a different time.

Maybe the implication that Satan himself is behind my son’s desire to own a doll—not to mention show and tell about it!—as well as Sesame Street’s “unbiblical and socially disastrous teaching on sexuality and gender” would’ve brought on nothing more than an eye-roll and a “whatever.” I mean, Strachan is the executive director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and I get that his views on “biblical” gender roles often look different than mine—and certainly different from Sesame Street’s.

read more via God Made Boys to Play with Dolls | Her.meneutics | Christianitytoday.com.

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Tim Hoof March 13, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I’m with the lady from hermaneutics. It’s pathetic that we are still expecting God to pigeon hole boys into traditional male roles and vice versa! I don’t think that’s what God had in mind when he made male and female.
Many of these ideas only came about in the Victorian era. Before then many companies including brewers, tailors and hotels were owned and run by women.


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