'Genderless' Baby - Child Psychologists Blast Canadian Couple

by Thilaka Ravi on  May 26, 2011 at 12:46 PM Child Health News   - G J E 4
A Canadian couple's decision to keep the sex of their 4-month-old baby a secret as part of an attempt to raise a "genderless child" has sparked controversy.
 'Genderless' Baby - Child Psychologists Blast Canadian Couple
'Genderless' Baby - Child Psychologists Blast Canadian Couple

Kathy Witterick, 38, and David Stocker, 39, are raising their third child, Storm, to be free of societal norms regarding gender.

When Storm was born four months ago, they sent an e-mail to friends and family reading: "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now - a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place?)", reports the Mirror.

Their older children, Jazz and Kio, already decide when to cut their hair and pick out their own clothes - from the boy and girl sections of stores.

Five-year-old Jazz also wears his hair long, in three braids - two at the front and one at the back.

But after Jazz - who is often mistaken for a girl - suffered an "intense" time over his appearance, they decided to raise Storm as "genderless".

David, who has been blasted by child psychologists, said: "If you really want to get to know someone, you don't ask what's between their legs."

Source: ANI

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I commend the parents of these children. A genderless person is free from society's pressure of what a male and female should be. But since being genderless is uncommon, it will still spark controversies.
ennairam_23 Thursday, May 26, 2011

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