This week I’m thrilled to be guest blogging for my friend Jory Micah. Jory is a Christian feminist committed to finding godly ways to challenge patriarchy. She was recently named one of the top 10 Christian female bloggers.
Judging by the reaction of some complementarians, you’d think Target just set off the apocalypse.
For proponents of patriarchy, removing gender-based labeling from toys is a Very Big Deal. According to the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW), the news is proof we live in a world gone mad, where “the very concept of gender is being neutralized.” It’s a sign that parents “are trying to outrun their gender identities” and, worse, are “dragging their children into their own dark labyrinths.”
And on it goes.
All because Target decided to stop telling girls and boys which toys they’re allowed to like.