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.
Is one a girl?
There is the well known case in Canada in which (twin?) boys were neutered and raised as girls at the direction of a nut case psychiatrist who believed gender is completely determined by environment. There may have been a more recent single case, IIRC, the boy eventually threatened to kill the doctor involved, and eventually committed suicide.
Not sure why people are saying this is all new, or that it isn’t already known denying a child’s gender has disastrous effects.
I wouldn’t want to be one of Witterick’s students.
The Who - I’m a Boy
The article didn’t say anything about their political leanings,
how do you know they’re liberals?
Actually, if the boy had killed the doc, it would have been entirely justified.
I am of the opinion that families should be free to raise their children in what way the please, but there are decision which not only endanger the lives of the children, but society in general.
These cases are a perfect example. The parents are negligent in their responsibilities, if not criminal in their conduct.
This is political. Throughout our country, Christian homeschooling parents are being arrest simply for choosing to educate their children at home, and these people are being displayed as if we should all embrace their “Progressive” ideas.
This is abhorrent.
H. G. Wells’ ‘Time Machine’, in the future, the people were cowardly eunich-types. This is what libs want.
Keep the child away from bell towers when he or she is 18. This should be deemed child abuse.
If they are raising a genderless child it is obvious that they one day intend for him to play defense for the Toronto Maple Leafs...
Maybe itll have the opposite effect if lil Stormy is a boy:
And he said “Son this world is rough
and if a man's gonna make it he's got to be tough
and I know I wouldn't be there to help you along
so I give you that name and I said goodbye
I knew you'd have to get tough or die
and it's that name that helped to make you strong”
Thats what the public schools have been teaching the kids for the last 30 years.
In a thousand years there won't be any more men or women. We'll all be wankers
These nutcase weirdos are making their kids into nutcase weirdos.
Ya got that right!
My newest Godson and his brother came in with my niece for my daughter’s Confirmation. Being the sponsor, my niece had to sit with my daughter in the main while we watched her boys.
Three of us, my hubby, my 11-year-old and myself watched these boys. Holy Moly! They were work! They are 2 and 4.
With whack job parents like this, my guess is the kid is a boy. They’ve got two boys. Probably wanted a girl. Besides, in this brave new society, there is nothing wrong with girls and everything wrong with boys; it’s so easy to denigrate males. This is just a very odd way of both showing how hip the couple is and denigrating males. (The psyc bills for the kid later on should only amount to 20 or 30K.)
Tell me about it. We keep our grandsons 2 days a week... ages 3 and almost 5. My wife grew up an only child and has wondered "Is it normal for brothers to fight like that"? Since I had 3 siblings, I can only answer "Yes".
“Throughout our country, Christian homeschooling parents are being arrest simply for choosing to educate their children at home”
I’m constantly amazed at how brothers can beat the crap out of each other and survive.
>> “The older siblings will clue the child in on its gender...” <<
You mean sex?
Nothing that is alive can have a gender.
Gender is for inanimate nouns and pronouns.
>> “I pity the poor teachers” <<
Its mostly teachers that push this crap.
My 10 year old has decided he wants to be a psychiatrist...if he can land Storm as a patient he could be off to a great start.
BS! This is pure child abuse if I have ever seen it. These parents are expiramenting on their child for their own selfish reasons! These kids need to be taken away from the adults, because they sure as crap aren’t parents!
This is no experiment. After a few years, the parents will declare their kid to be of the opposite sex and force the kid to undergo a surgery. All their kids should be given away to foster care and the parents should be arrested.
These links involve cases I quickly searched for on the HSLDA website. There are much more, if you care to search.
Michigan Father Arrested for Homeschooling
State v. Mr. and Mrs. C
Blind mother fights for right to home school
Parents Arrested for Failing to Register Their Homeschool
The Story of the Cressy family in New York
By Lee Ann Bisulca
Arrested for Homeschooling
State v. S
Father illegally arrested for homeschooling
Thank you for the reply. Very interesting. After seeing the disgusting spectacle in Wisconsin presented by our public education establishment, maybe it should come as no surprise that home-schoolers would be subjected to legal harassment. Our public school officials ought to take a good look in the mirror (and then at their student’s reading and math scores) before they accuse home schoolers of “child endangerment”.
We have educated our children here at home for many years. Our family has been threatened by the school superintendent. He had stated that the school planned to, “go after homeschoolers”. The superintendent did not state any legal authority concerning his intent, but the action was to intimidate home educators in the area.
This plan worked for at least one family. They did not know their rights, and had no legal representation. They immediately enrolled their children in the public school.
When we were notified of the superintendents decision, we informed a school board member that if the sup wished to threaten us, they could do so through our attorneys. The superintendent wisely withdrew this “brilliant” plan.
There are countless cases involving law abiding citizens whom are harassed, have their children taken from the family, and/or falsely arrested simply because they home educate their children. Naturally, the general public are not aware of these constitutional violations.
Tell me how this argument couldn't be used with regard to Christian homeschoolers.
It has been and the result has been kids yanked from their homes simply for failure to toe the public school party line.