Skip to comments.'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada
Posted on 05/26/2011 2:07:25 PM PDT by NYer
A Toronto couple raising their 4-month-old without identifying the child as a boy or a girl have created a media firestorm in Canada, where some have likened the scenario to a "bizarre lab experiment" that seeks to undo thousands of years of social evolution.
Kathy Witterick, 38, and David Stocker, 39, are raising their third child, Storm, to be free of societal norms regarding gender. Is Storm male or female? The parents won't say, so no one knows except Storm's older brothers, Jazz and Kio, as well as a close family friend and two midwives who helped deliver the baby, according to the Toronto Star.
Since publishing a story about the couple on Saturday, the newspaper has received a "rush of responses" from readers, including some who believe the Toronto couple is acting "very selfish" and "very inconsiderate" in their attempt to undo evolution. Others, meanwhile, told the newspaper that "breaking social norms" is not synonymous with bad parenting.
Attempts to reach Witterick and Stocker -- who reportedly works as a teacher at City View Alternative, a small middle school in Toronto -- were unsuccessful on Tuesday. In a follow-up Toronto Star story on Monday, the couple told the newspaper that they have decided not to conduct any additional interviews.
"We don't want them to feel like exotic bugs, and when consulted, they said no thanks to more media attention," Witterick wrote the newspaper in an email.
Clinton Anderson, director of the American Psychological Association's Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Concerns Office, told FoxNews.com that while the organization supports gender nondiscrimination, there is no research available regarding potential harms or benefits to raising a so-called genderless child.
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Seems to be a non issue. The older siblings will clue the child in on its gender and ... poof! ... goodbye experiment.
Obvious the kid is a boy. If you want to really raise a genderless child, really neuter the kid. /ikid
The child is not “genderless”, he has male or female chromosomes, parts, and hardwired behavioral tendencies.
The parents are kooks, but I would NOT advocate that the state get involved in their parenting choices.
I would just say they better set up a “psychiatric fund” instead of a college fund.
Maybe not - they are raising the older brother to be a drag queen.
Appears the older kids don’t know THEIR gender either - both boys but look like a couple of girls.
Can’t we find out if Storm is really a boy, and if so, shower him with G.I. Joe and gun toys to annoy his unfortunate idiot parents.
This child will end up HOMO, or at the very least carrying a European over the shoulder bag.
I pity the poor teachers:
“Ok, boys in this line, girls in this line..um, Storm...”
and yet the same Canadian Government that took the Dionne Quintuplets away allows these morons to keep him
One girl was called Jean Marie
Another little girl was called Felicity
Another little girl was Sally Joy
The other was me, and I’m a boy
My name is Bill and I’m a headcase
They practice making up on my face
Yeah, I feel lucky if I get trousers to wear
Spend ages taking hairpins from my hair
My SIL tried to give her boys a “genderless” toybox. One day my girls were over and they showed them that if you bend a Barbie over, she makes a neat gun.
They ran around yelling “Pew, pew, pew!” while my SIL had a hissy fit.
“In a follow-up Toronto Star story on Monday, the couple told the newspaper that they have decided not to conduct any additional interviews.
“We don’t want them to feel like exotic bugs, and when consulted, they said no thanks to more media attention,” Witterick wrote the newspaper in an email.”
The parents are responsible for releasing their demented decision to the public, and now they don’t wish to feel like “exotic bugs”? Well, the dye has been cast. They wanted attention, and now they’re getting. Not only were the parents complete selfish in using their child to make a public spectacle and statement, they are also disturbed to raise their child as if there is no gender.
And one’s a teacher, no less.
This proves, without a doubt, that liberalism is a mental disease.
Sure looks like a boy to me. His hair’s just not grown long enough that they can make him look girly like their two other “sons”. How bizarre.
One article I read said they were homeschooling him to avoid exposure to influences that they want to shelter him from.
Indeed, people _should_ homeschool to avoid exposure to influences that they want to shelter their children from, especially liberal humanism.
And it won't wash out. Stains are like that.
Or they pick up a carrot and make a gun out of it,
or they bite their toast into a gun...
I have a 6 mo old boy that bangs the crap out of things - the girls never did that.