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Gender Stereotypes: What Would You Say?


You’re in a conversation and someone says, “We must accept transgender theory in order for our society to move beyond harmful gender stereotypes.” What would you say?

That’s the topic of the latest video in our What Would You Say? series, which is designed to help you answer our culture’s toughest questions with clarity and confidence.

The tragic irony of transgender theory is that far from destroying sex stereotypes, it depends on rigid stereotypes about what it means to be a man or a woman. So, moms and dads are deciding that daughters must really be boys if they like to play with trucks, or that sons must really be girls if they like to bake cookies.

Also, when people do transition, they typically express sex-stereotypes. Think of the infamous Vanity Fair cover with Bruce Jenner wearing make-up and showing cleavage in a dress.

Transgender theory cannot move us beyond harmful gender stereotypes because it depends on them.

Come to WhatWouldYouSay.org for this and other videos to help you answer the tough questions.

Publication date: January 22, 2020

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John Stonestreet is President of the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, and radio host of BreakPoint, a daily national radio program providing thought-provoking commentaries on current events and life issues from a biblical worldview. John holds degrees from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (IL) and Bryan College (TN), and is the co-author of Making Sense of Your World: A Biblical Worldview.

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