What are little boys made of?
Written by Wendy Francis
Until recently, no one questioned humanity’s natural division into female or male. But a strange thing has been happening. This scientific reality is now not only being questioned, but it is being challenged. In a puzzling and retrograde twist, outdated stereotypical interpretations of what it means to be a girl or a boy are being used to channel children into considering, and even exploring, the possibility that they have been ‘born in the wrong body’. Kindergartens and schools are introducing books that teach young children that they can choose whether they want to be a girl or a boy. Ideologies are being espoused that maintain there is no such binary entity as a girl and a boy, but rather that our gender exists on a variable locus. This is an affront to children who naturally have inquisitive minds. The result of this gender-confusing message is an erosion of their right to innocence and wellbeing as they unknowingly participate in a social experiment that can only end badly.
As a mother, I loved to read to my children. I now read to grandchildren! Children deserve to be taught the truth in love. That is when they will truly flourish. My prayer is that this book will be used as a tool for meaningful family discussions on what is happening at your child’s playgroup or school, and within their circle of friends, and that as you read it, you will together marvel at the truly wonderful nature of his male-ness, along with all of the promise that this truth holds.