In perhaps the most devastating example of the way our society now views young women, a “Girlhood” exhibition at the Smithsonian features both biological male Jazz Jennings and racist, eugenicist founder of Planned Parenthood Margaret Sanger.
Breitbart reports that “Girlhood (It’s Complicated)” was put on in honor of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, but, predictably, appears to deviate greatly from simply celebrating the right to vote and “explores girlhood” through the lens of postmodernism and critical theory.
Because of course.
Although definitions of girlhood have changed, what it means to grow up as a girl in the U.S. has always been part of the American conversation. “Girlhood (It’s Complicated)” opens Oct. 9 at our @amhistorymuseum. Explore online: https://t.co/gfe6TcbrWH
— Smithsonian (@smithsonian) October 8, 2020
Of course, in 2020, “girlhood” now also applies to biological males, like Jazz Jennings, who they celebrate as a “girl” who has “broken barriers.”
A subsection of the exhibition, “Embracing Yourself,” declares that “girls break barriers every day to change our culture’s definitions of girlhood.”
“Jazz Jennings is one of those girls,” it asserts.
Jazz always knew she “was a girl trapped in a boy’s body.” As a toddler, she felt a roar of emotions at not being able to communicate what she was experiencing. Jazz’s family listened, learned, and supported her. Together, they work to support all transgender children through the TransKids Purple Rainbow Foundation.
For an exhibition so clearly aimed at celebrating perceived feminist progress throughout history, it is bitterly ironic they’re celebrating the very movement that is destroying the very definition of what it means to be a girl and woman.
It also, naturally, glorifies the pro-abortion and “sex ed” movements that has told so many young women it’s perfectly natural and normal to embrace promiscuity, a dramatic social change that has caused millions of young girls to allow themselves to be treated like disposable sex objects and millions more unborn babies to be murdered, all in the name of “empowerment.”
The SI acknowledges that Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger “believed that women who were poor or who had mental disabilities should not have children in order to promote a ‘healthy’ society,” it reportedly skips over any specific mention of her views on African-Americans.
The exhibition touches on “forced sterilization” campaigns and includes a photograph of a black woman protesting such efforts, there is no mention of Sangers’ undeniably racist views.
“While eugenics was popular in Sanger’s time, today such ideas are offensive for devaluing certain lives,” is all the SI says. “How do we reckon with this important but complicated historical figure?”
This is telling. Rather than denounce this woman outright, it’s like the SI is saying the quiet part of the progressives rhetoric out loud: “how can progressive feminists justify her legacy without admitting they’re still using the ‘family planning’ rhetoric of a known racist eugenicist?”
Girlhood in the United States today is under attack. No longer are young women taught their intrinsic worth nor the beauty of being able to bring forth life. They are no longer instilled with the Judeo-Christian values that challenge them to live righteous, decent lives. They no longer live in a culture that protects their virtue or defends them.
We can change this, folks. It’s time to value and defend our girls again.
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