For a while “wage gap bake sales” were a thing at schools, where men would have to pay more for the baked goods than women. Why? To show them what it was like to be financially discriminated against. But the “wage gap” these sales were meant to highlight wasn’t the act of discrimination that the feminist Left made it out to be. This video is a little over the top, but a good overall explanation.
Do we want the State doing it, or parents stepping in to save our kids from social media scarring? How you answer that will depend on what you expect from the “sphere” of State and “sphere” of family.
To justify transgenderism, euthanasia, and more, the world subscribes to a dualism of body and self – ie. they say you are not your body. Then that allows them to also say you are not the sex you were born as since you are not your body. Or they can ignore caring for their elderly mother because that’s not my mother; the “real her” left long ago.
Christians would say we are not merely our body; there is more to us, but there isn’t less, because our bodies are an integral part of who we are. This is a deeper article, but worth reading even if just to get the gist, because dualism is the worldview behind so much of what the world is promoting.
Andrew Lawson explains how his struggle with depression a decade ago would likely have led to a state-assisted suicide, had that option been available then.
Tim Challies speaks to the 5th commandment to honor our father and mother, and he addresses the hard cases of what that looks like with abusive or otherwise wicked parents.
Maybe you’ve come across one of these lately…