The end of male & female: what is the belief behind gender mainstreaming?


Christian Life

Evert van Vlastuin, RD

Male and female are sometimes seen as pigeon-holes. Photo Sjaak Verboom

“Mum, when will I become a boy?” a girl once asked. Mother laughed. “You are a girl, my child, so you will never be a boy.” Many mothers today will answer less candidly. Because in this age of “gender mainstreaming”, gender is also a choice.