Jeg fant nettopp denne historien jeg følte jeg måtte dele med dere. Les selve historien nedenfor bildet.
Jeg skal bare la dere tenke over og kommentere hva dere selv tar fra dette, før jeg deler mine tanker med dere senere.
Yesterday my mom posted a picture on Facebook of my 5 year old brother Sam wearing a pair of shoes he picked out for his first day of preschool.
She explained to him in the store that they were really made for girls. Sam then told her that he didn’t care and that “ninjas can wear pink shoes too.”
Sam went to preschool and got several compliments on his new shoes. Not one kid said anything negative toward him about it.
However, my mom received about 20 comments on the photo from various family members saying how “wrong” it is and how “things like this will affect him socially” and, put most eloquently by my great aunt, “that shit will turn him gay.”
My mom then deleted the photo and told Sam that he can wear whatever he wants to preschool, that it’s his decision. If he wants to wear pink shoes, he can wear pink shoes.
Sam then explained to her that he didn’t like them because they were pink, he liked them because they were “made out of zebras” and zebras are his favorite animal : )
What does it say about society when a group of adults could stand to take a lesson in humanity from a class of preschoolers?
Kort sammendrag på norsk: Gutten på bildet over valgte ut disse skoene til første dag på førskolen. Moren prøvde å forklare ham at dette var egentlig jentesko, men Sam mente at «Ninjaer kan også bruke rosa sko!»
På førskolen fikk han mange kompliment fra andre unger for de kule skoene sine, og ingen negative kommentarer. Bildet moren hadde lagt ut på facebook, derimot, fikk plenty med kommentarer fra familiemedlemmer om hvordan dette kom til å skade ham sosialt.