Thursday, 11 November 2010

Man up

Boys wear blue, girls wear pink.
Boys like cars, girls like ponies.
Boys like Action Man, girls like Barbies.
Boys like building, girls like cooking.

Boys and girls are different, right?

One thing that seems to unite children of both genders is a love of Scooby-Doo. Who could blame them, it's great.  A little boy in America loves Scooby-Doo so much that he decided to go as one of the characters to a Halloween fancy-dress party. 

Little did he know that his desire to go as a Scooby-doo character was going to cause a huge ruckus resulting in his mother having to defend herself on the television.  The reason was that his favourite character was Daphne.

Was she right to let her son dress as a woman?  He was only five so what harm can it do?  Men these days are happy to wear pink shirts or ties or socks so surely it's not a huge leap to throw on a skirt of a morning.

It is undoubtedly strange to see a five year old boy dressed as a girl. The question is though - does it matter?



  1. Does a kilt count as a skirt?

  2. Let's be honest in practical terms a kilt is a skirt. I've worn a kilt on many occasions and never felt like I was cross-dressing so what's the difference? Is it all about context?

  3. Deuteronomy 22 verse 5 ? ?

    “A woman shall not wear a man's garment, nor shall a man put on a woman's cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the Lord your God.

  4. Very true Alan, God made men and women different- equal in value but different. He, in the verse you quoted, appears to be saying 'do not deny what you were made to be'. Of course mens and womens clothing changes over time (some women I know are even starting to wear trousers!) So we need to be careful about making rules. Also, this isn't a salvation issue so we shouldn't place more emphasis on it than is necessary.

    Interesting topic though methinks.