Parents to keep child's gender a secret

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  1. NGW

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    Crazy. You only have one gender even if you think you "changed" your gender it is still written all over your body in every cells dna if your male or female, no matter how you look.
     
  3. joebot.

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    Nothing wrong with gender neutrality. Everyone has something their pushing. Personally, my son knows he is a boy and my daughter knows she is a girl. I see nothing wrong with this though.
     
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    I really wish people would use the word "gender" correctly even if it's just once before I die.
     
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    show us how to do it.
     
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    I predict this kid is going to have an absolutely traumatic time growing up.

    Also, that photo is going to haunt me in my dreams tonight.
     
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    They'll have to potty train the kid sometime, so I'm gonna go ahead & call bullshit.

    In other words, what Joebot said.
     
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    It's a crazy idea and even if it won't last long (I assume), who knows what will be next? No school or no education at all because that would restrict the child's choices?
     
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    Poor kid. Gender differences are not entirely a product of external influences, some of it is innate too. This will mess with the kid's natural growth.

    Besides, by imposing their desired neutrality on the kid, they are being hypocritical. The kid is forced to go along with this little game of theirs, what freedom is that?

    Plenty of people choose who they want to be in later life. There's plenty of time.
     
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    Sounds interesting, it is no secret that societal pressures based on gender are very real and are experienced by all of us, so this might actually be good for the child's development. Or absolutely horribly.

    Guess we'll find out in due course.
     
  14. ArmadaJetfire

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    I'm sure the parents will be pround when he, if he is a he, goes into the ladies room and whips his wang out to take a leak. Try explaining to the cops that "My parents raise me gender neutral." and see how they react.
     
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    Well said.
     
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    I can't see this doing any real damage. Everyone has a masculine side and a feminine side, and it's good to feel comfortable with both, even though one is dominant. I knew some kids that were pretty androgynous growing up, and I never saw anything wrong with it. Not every girl wants to wear dresses and play with barbie dolls.

    But I dunno about their experimental approach to education:

    ... I guess it could work.
     
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    I wonder if this is how Pat came to be.
     
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    I have really mixed feelings about this. My son is 6. His favorite things in the world are Beyblades and Angry Birds and drawing. He likes to pretend wrestle and karate. He also likes having his fingernails painted and his hair dyed. Last year for Halloween he was a brain eating zombie...the year before he was a Witch...no...not a warlock...a witch in a glittery witch dress. We tell my son that there is no such thing as "girl things" and "boy things" but he is aware that he is a boy. So I think that's a better stance than not telling anyone...I also think that the "unschooled" business sounds like complete b.s....
     
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    So, if it's supposed to make the kids feel ok and all, yet, said kids are already having a problem because it's upsetting them that people mistake the older 2 for wearing pink and the long hair for girls..Obviously it's not working that well, and the kids are already being upset over said society and they're only 2 and 5. If the kid is saying "Mommy tell them I'm a boy." well then, tell him to act like one. Those poor kids are doomed.
     
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    There's no question to me, Storm is a boy. I have infant twins, son and daughter, and there's no way you can't tell which one is which gender side by side. It's in their facial structure, the size of their eyes, cheekbones and smile.

    I bet this makes him a streaker. "BWAHAHAHA! NOW YOU CAN'T UNSEEEEE WHAT I AMMMMM!"
     

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