The video begins with the famous Canadian-born singer, Celine Dion (My Heart Will Go On) sitting in the back of a chauffeur-driven auto; she is dressed in a sparkly gown. There she says, “Our children are not really our children.” (Weird.) When the vehicle stops at its destination, a hospital, she jumps out and her outfit magically changes into an all-black pant suit. (Something dark is about to happen here.) This is followed by her sneaking inside the maternity ward and discovering, to her absolute horror and utter disgust, that all the newborn boys are attired in blue and all the newborn girls are attired in pink. She then reaches inside a dark box she is carrying which contains a black powder that she promptly blows from her hand into the air and suddenly all the infants’ outfits are no longer blue and pink, but pre-dominantly black, with some minor patches of white here and there. (Now she is very happy.) However, security suddenly appears (causing her to utter a religious expletive profanity) and she takes off running out of the nursery. But, she’s caught in the hospital hallway by one of the guards, and, as she’s being handcuffed she protests, “You can’t put me in jail, I’m Celine Dion!” (However, all the nursery outfits are no longer blue or pink, so mission accomplished.) And it’s not hard to see the symbolism here: babies (the helpless victims of gender stereo-typing), security (parents as the evil guardian enforcers of gender stereo-typing) and Dion (the hero defeating society’s baby gender stereo-typing). The clothing company is called NuNuNu. It was started by two fashion designers (hard to tell if they are actually male or female) with the motto, “The new label that never labels, but frees children up to choose who they actually are.” And many are the world’s celebrities who dress their children in these dark-coloured designs, including Celine Dion.
The bottom line? The Bible says in Genesis 1:27,
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
And so to NuNuNu, I say NoNoNo.
Note – Robert Southney (1774 -1843) was a born-again believer who for over thirty years served as England’s poet laureate (one hired to compose poems for a nation’s special occasions and important events). Among his credits are the fairy tale Goldilocks and the Three Bears and What Folks Are Made Of. The latter is Southney’s ode to God for creating us as male and female for which he composed a series of short rhymes that distinguishes between the two genders: young men and young women, brides and bridegrooms, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, old men and old women, etc. And this is his most famous one.
“What are little boys made of? What are little boys made of? Frogs and snails, and puppy-dogs’ tails; That’s what little boys are made of.”
“What are little girls made of? What are little girls made of? Sugar and spice, and all that’s nice; That’s what little girls are made of.”
Sorry, Celine, I’ll take Robert Southney over you.