Gender Complementarianism Contributes to Gender Confusion
In the past year or so, I’ve seen headlines go through my social media feed indicating that Christian gender complementarians believe that not only can complementarianism fight abortion, high divorce rates, and everything in between, but they believe that complementarianism – strictly defined and enforced gender roles – is the solution for gender confusion.
I guess under “gender confusion” they mainly have in mind transgenderism and maybe the concept of gender fluidity.
Rather than clarify matters, gender complementarianism creates gender confusion.
First of all, who or what says what is masculine or what is feminine?
Many complementarians – and people in secular culture – seem to define behaviors such as watching NFL football or assertiveness as being “masculine.”
But I have a female friend and an Aunt, both hetero women, who like football. So who says football is inherently masculine? Or that only men can or should enjoy it?
I used to work with a man who hated NFL and most sports. He told me he loathed being around guys who were sports-heads and never discussed anything but. And he was a “straight” guy (he later married a woman and had a son with her).