Barbie and G.I. Joe
The culture, the society we live in makes demands upon us. The Barbie doll, the G.I. Joe doll (sorry–Action Figure) and many other market stereotypes impress upon children the “role” we want them to play as they grow up. I am grateful that voices have spoken up over the years criticizing such a “cookie-cutter” approach.
If God has done anything consistent in nature, it is a depth of variety in our creatures. The variety of birds and fish and mammals is amazing. So we are becoming more and more capable of seeing the variety in humans as well. Tall, short, black, white (are we really white?) and all the shades in between. Male and female is also more nuanced and less stereotyped.
All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
the Lord God made them all.