Monday, November 9, 2015

The Xerox Generation





I was supposed to spend Sunday at home. It was my day to faultlessly spend time in my office working on Disney quotes and catching up on emails.

I wasn't supposed to be at the mall Christmas shopping and looking for those perfect pair of black boots....At least not until my 18 year old reminded me of my promise to her earlier in the week.

Regardless of the plans, I enjoyed the time with my daughter. Life is spinning way too fast and Sundays are one of the only days she is home. It was fun. It was full of Mother/Daughter moments and good conversation.

Until we reached Pac-Sun. I followed her around and touched all the overpriced clothes and found myself by the back table with some graphic T-shirts. My eyes rested on one ( Small enough to fit an American Girl Doll..)

But it was what it said that saddened me the most.


Raise Boys and Girls The Same Way


I unfolded the shirt to see if what I thought I read was indeed what I thought I read...

I'm not about to get on my soap box and scream about some religious Violation because quite honestly, you can't expect a secular company to display religious beliefs... and to assume that is ludicrous.

But I was sad. It saddened me.
It made me pity the generation rising up. The generation being raised with confusion as it's source. A generation that cannot be who they want to be for fear of being judged. A whole generation that must conform to the masses... and whatever the masses decide

We have confused equality with neutrality.

We have taken the beautiful differences that are deep-seated into every cell of our soul and shoved them in a genderless box.

Somewhere on the road to equality, we have by-passed our success and have found ourselves worse off than we were 100 years ago....

We are so busy celebrating equality that we are suffocating our individuality.



We are teetering on the edge of a very dangerous position....where women ( and men but since I am a woman and not a man, I can't speak as one..)

and the very phenomenon that makes up a woman will not be allowed to be glorified.

We have become so busy screaming how liberated we are that we are going to liberate ourselves right back into a oppressive category.

A category that cannot celebrate the differences because they won't know what they are...

Or who they are.

We are staggering towards a mass generational identity crisis where the problem won't be fighting because they are different...

It will be battling against who they were constitutionally meant to be.

Because they were never allowed to discover that...

Because everyone is the same.

We all know how the book by Aldous Huxley turned out ...

Brave New World...


We need to raise a generation that can honor and glorify the magnificent creatures they are. And one of those sizable differences is gender....

It's ok if boys play with dolls and girls play with trucks...

And it's ok if they don't.

We are in fact born different and nothing we can try and do can change that....

We were knit together in our mother's womb with a plan and a purpose.

With physical and spiritual differences. God doesn't make mistakes...

People do.

God isn't the God of confusion..

People are.

And God isn't the God of neutrality...

Man is....

Let's be the parents that help our children fully become who God intended... not who we think society says we have to be.
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8 comments:

  1. I wholeheartedly agree! Thank you for posting this.

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  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!!!

    Bravo!!!

    Seriously, you are so on point! Loving the blog!!

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  3. Everyone needs to read this. It's SO TRUE! I'm going to go share it.. I love it!

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    1. Thank you for sharing, that means a lot

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