Where Are The Girls? The Small Children? The Babies?
Posted by BroadBlogs
Donald Trump’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents after crossing into the United States has left people worried about the health and well-being of those kids.
We have now seen pictures of older boys. But where are the girls? Where are the tender-aged children? Where are the babies?
One journalist’s visit to a boys’ compound may offer a clue as to why everyone but older boys are kept out of sight.
On the surface the boys seem ok
This journalist said that on the surface the boys would say “hi” and act friendly. They played ping-pong and basketball. Laura Ingram described the situation as something akin to summer camp.
Why are the boys visible but no one else? Maybe it has to do with the way we socialize girls versus boys.
Boys’ tough guise
We teach boys to put on a tough guise. Boys who let down their guard and appear fearful or sad are teased and tormented. So it’s not surprising to see them put up a strong front.
But girls, young children, and babies have not learned to wear that mask, so we are more likely to discern the reality of these children’s inner lives by visiting them.
Let us see the girls, the small children, the babies. Those who have not donned the mask. Let us see what’s really going on.