The Point

The Point: Strength Has Two Genders


John Stonestreet

There’s no such thing as genderless strength. For the Colson Center for Christian Worldview, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

Brawny had a Super Bowl commercial this year featuring different athletes, both men and women, with the tagline of their new campaign—“strength has no gender.” I thought it was silly at the time, but after watching my wife in labor with our son earlier this month, I could only shake my head.

The same week my son was born, Emma Watson won the first ever “genderless award” for best actor for her role in the recent “Beauty and the Beast” remake, which was nothing if not feminine. There’s not a man on the planet who could win that award for playing Belle.

Every day I see a strength in my wife that no man has, just as there are strengths unique to men. Strength does have a gender—two of them. And no matter what political ideology, ad campaign, or award show says otherwise, this is the real world. Thank God real people are created in His image, male and female.


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