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Parents keep child's gender secret
parentcentral.ca ^ | 05/22/2011 | n/a

Posted on 05/22/2011 9:02:58 AM PDT by massmike

“So it’s a boy, right?” a neighbour calls out as Kathy Witterick walks by, her four month old baby, Storm, strapped to her chest in a carrier.

Witterick smiles,comments on the sunny spring day, and keeps walking.

She’s used to it. The neighbours know Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are raising a genderless baby. But they don’t pretend to understand it.

Witterick and Stocker believe they are giving their children the freedom to choose who they want to be, unconstrained by social norms about males and females.

“What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their children. It’s obnoxious,” says Stocker.

The boys are encouraged to challenge how they’re expected to look and act based on their sex.

“In fact, in not telling the gender of my precious baby, I am saying to the world, ‘Please can you just let Storm discover for him/herself what s (he) wants to be?!”

When asked what psychological harm, if any, could come from keeping the sex of a child secret, Zucker said: “One will find out.”

The couple plan to keep Storm’s sex a secret as long as Storm, Kio and Jazz are comfortable with it. In the meantime, philosophy and reality continue to collide.

There are questions about which bathroom Storm will use, but that is a couple of years off. Then there is the “tyranny of pronouns,” as they call it. They considered referring to Storm as “Z”. Witterick now calls the baby she, imagining the “s” in brackets.

For the moment, it feels right.

“Everyone keeps asking us, ‘When will this end?’” says Witterick. “And we always turn the question back. Yeah, when will this end? When will we live in a world where people can make choices to be whoever they are?”

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TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: 2demented; 2demented4words; apsychiatristsboat; dahmerteen; gender; genderidentity; genderless; homosexualagenda; parenting; poorkid
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To: madamemayhem
" I felt the best way to deal with abusive parents was to beat the living hell out of them "

I know its a serious topic but this made me laugh out loud....I as a nurse come across drug addicts with their lap tops and blackberrys living off the taxpayers and its all I can do to be pleasant to them...

51 posted on 05/22/2011 2:32:07 PM PDT by cherry
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To: massmike

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These parents profess to want their kids to grow up free of ideological constraints yet ironically are imposing a strict left-wing agenda (Cuban revolution studies? Alternative free-school teachers?) - exposing their own specific ideological slant.


52 posted on 05/22/2011 3:43:40 PM PDT by CriticalJ (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.. But then I repeat myself. MT)
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To: Buckeye Battle Cry

Lets hope that whatever IT is, it doesn’t breed.


53 posted on 05/22/2011 5:57:54 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: tal hajus

Maybe someone should have the facts of life talk with them and explain how it works. Apparently, they are confused.


54 posted on 05/22/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: alexander_busek; Myrddin
Russian has 5 genders.

Russian has THREE genders.

Gotta whole sack of cases, though. That class was 35 years ago, so let's see how many I remember - nominative, genitive, dative...nope, I'm stuck. I think there were six altogether.

55 posted on 05/23/2011 9:27:24 AM PDT by nina0113
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To: nina0113
A quick review of Russian genders and cases. Your memory on the number of cases is correct. I haven't attempted to learn Russian. Polish is on my list if NATO ever offers to set up shop in Poland. I was amused over the weekend to find my Welsh vocabulary exceeded the coverage of a dictionary at the local Barnes & Noble...at least for the words I was seeking.

Actually, Russian does have 5 genders. Have a look at the grammatical genders. Russian has Masculine, Feminine, Neuter, Common (dual concord model), Reciprocal (one concord model).

56 posted on 05/23/2011 2:01:21 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: massmike

I’m guessing Storm is a girl. Notice that the two older siblings are clearly identified as brothers. Why would the parents suddenly experiment on this child?


57 posted on 05/23/2011 4:36:52 PM PDT by TheDingoAteMyBaby
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To: hattend
“What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their children. It’s obnoxious,” says Stocker.
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I'm sorry, but that is just darn right funny.

I looked for the satire link when got to that statement.

58 posted on 05/23/2011 4:46:09 PM PDT by kara37
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To: massmike

They should have called the kid “Newt” (short for neuter).


59 posted on 05/23/2011 5:50:21 PM PDT by The people have spoken
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To: massmike
“Everyone keeps asking us, ‘When will this end?’”

It will end the moment one of the older boys tells Mommy he watched "He-Man" or "G.I. Joe" at his friend's house, or wants to study at The Citadel. Then the 'find yourself' attitude will immediately be replaced by an intervention.

For a couple who say that gender shouldn't be important, they sure seem to focus on it a lot.

60 posted on 05/23/2011 7:32:46 PM PDT by Cu Roi
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To: massmike

Before reading that article, I was hoping that this sort of madness was only confined to The Onion:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/progressive-parents-refuse-to-tell-child-its-sex,18395/


61 posted on 05/24/2011 2:24:19 PM PDT by Lattero
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