Going back, way back in history people dressed in long garments draped around their bodies to hide their nakedness. Yet, from the images we’ve seen there was still minute differences between the way the sexes cloaked themselves. Men could identify a lady and ladies knew the men. It’s been that way ever since, with slowly evolving differences as people discovered new technologies such as sheering a sheep, skinning a buffalo, gathering cotton, stringing silk, knitting, sewing, fabric blending, patching and shaping with starch and hot irons. And here we are thousands of years later still changing our customs of dress between the two sexes.
Throughout these years there has been one and only difference that has been from the beginning: hiding the differences in the nakedness of the sexes: it’s in the DNA, in the genes, in the easily recognized physical characteristics recognized at birth.
But now segments of society wish to change it all starting with “cloaks of identity”.
“Teachers in the church’s 4,700 schools throughout the U.K. are advised not to enable children to “conform” to traditional male/female “stereotypes.” Young children “are in a ‘trying on’ stage of life … so no labels need to be fixed,” the church document states.
“Practically speaking, the ecclesial guidelines say boys “may choose the tutu, princess’ tiara and heels,” and girls may wear “the fireman’s helmet, toolbelt and superhero cloak.”
This trend is also expanding here in the US of A and elsewhere. Is that all there is to this cultural newbie? Where is it heading? Imagine 50 years from now, 1000 years in the future; what will distinguish us one from the other?
Will girls be able to identify a guy that looks handsome and cute getting interested in knowing this dude. Will the dudes get that immediate attraction impulse seeing a lady across the room? Will the dating game get scary, not knowing for sure that the dude across the table from you is a real physical man?
The second date could be at the swimming pool or the beach and see the near nakedness of modern day swimsuits, or would that change too?