In this Wednesday, July 12, 2017 photo, Sandra Collins, executive director and founder of enGender, reads a book to campers at the Bay Area Rainbow Day Camp in El Cerrito, Calif. Collins says, “A lot of these kids have been bullied and had trauma at school. This is a world where none of that exists, and they're in the majority. That’s a new experience for kids who are used to hiding and feeling small.” (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
If you ever think you have figured out precisely where our
morally-impaired society stands on right and wrong, just wait a day,
particularly on issues relating to sexuality.
I was reminded of that pathetic truism recently and it once again left
me wondering how all people with rational minds can’t honestly admit that God’s
way is smarter, safer, and absurdly more consistent than what we ignorantly
choose to settle for. Here’s what happened.
Teenage singer Billie Eilish is known for her bizarre, baggy
attire. To un-hip eyes, she usually
looks like she’s wearing circus tents.
She explained these peculiar fashion choices in a Calvin Klein ad,
revealing that she chooses huge shirts and pants to avoid being objectified.
“Nobody can have an opinion, because they haven’t seen what’s underneath.”
Well, Eilish apparently broke the trend and ventured out in
a more form-fitting tank-top recently, which led to a few of the menfolk online
going nuts with the objectifying. You
can read about the offending comment here,
but the pushback against them was significant.
Even though I am a bit confused about the perceived
innocence of someone whose hit song references her performing oral sex and
seducing men as well as their dads, if society is staking out their opposition
to the sexualization of kids, I offer my total and absolute endorsement. So is that what pop culture is doing?
Wait a day.
Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg recently stated his
opposition to the practice of sexualizing children, specifically 9-year-old
boys dressed up in drag by their parents and other grown adults. And he was torched for it.
Blue-checkmarked and Oscar-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson
In a since-deleted tweet, blue-checkmarked University of
Chicago law professor Anthony Michael Kreis chided:
And there were others:
So let me see if I’m getting this right. The overt sexualization of elementary school
children who don’t know any better, all for the pleasure and entertainment of
adults, is acceptable and shouldn’t be condemned. But objectifying a 17-year-old professional
who at least knows enough to willfully write and perform sexually-explicit
lyrics is unacceptable?
I admit to being utterly confused by those rules. And I’m left wondering again why God’s
parameters for human sexuality aren’t a better alternative for all of us?