Skip to comments.Couple's gender secret for baby touches off debate
Posted on 05/28/2011 7:47:27 AM PDT by ConservativeStatement
NEW YORK Ridiculous or ultra-enlightened? A Toronto couple's decision to keep the gender of their 4-month-old baby a secret has touched off a sometimes nasty debate over how far parents should go in protecting young ones from society's boy-girl biases.
Kathy Witterick and David Stocker recently landed on the front page of the Toronto Star, explaining that they hope their third child, Storm, can remain untouched by the connotations of pink versus blue, male versus female, long enough to make up his or her own mind.
The decision has online haters and supporters of the family on hyperdrive. Child development experts, meanwhile, question the impact on the cherubic infant later in life and whether the couple has gone too far in their quest for gender neutrality.
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These people are idiots.
“how far parents should go in protecting young ones from society’s boy-girl biases.”
Speaking of bias....
Some people should not be parents.
I thought all Canadians were gender secret.
Lets hope that “it” will be so confused that it won’t procreate.
If anything is absolutely true, it is the fact that if you don’t procreate, your lineage will die out.
Ridiculous or enlightened? How about cruel and perverted.
I'd bet money that in the Witterick household, David is forced to pee sitting down.
>>long enough to make up his or her own mind.
And on that glorious day, a penis or vagina will magically appear on baby Storm (or wil it be toddler Storm, or pre-teen Storm, or teenager Storm, or even adult baby Storm?).
If a boy, maybe they dress him in girls clothes to see if he feels more comfy.
More modern mental illness.
None of this is the kid's fault. Really, it's the parents who shouldn't be allowed to procreate. Can anyone else see years of intense psycho therapy in this poor kid's future?
Like Savage always says, "Liberalism is a Mental Disorder."
But that is nature and natural selection.
In the wild, the children don’t survive if the parents are stupid.
It is ironic that secularist Liberals believe in natural selection... except when it applies to them.
“The decision has online haters and supporters of the family on hyperdrive.”
No bias in this reporter. I thought the antonym of “supporter” was “opponent.”
“Speaking of bias....”
Good point! And I’m sure they’ve embraced and flaunted their preconceived “holy, higher planed enlightenment” everywhere anyone will give them the attention. Idiots.
When the boy beats up his wuss of a father, the judge should be very lenient.
Should liberals be allowed to reproduce?
Probably "carbon-based lifeform known as Storm"
Odds are, once the kid begins to play everyone will know if it’s a boy or a girl. Boys play in a certain way, girls another. The Feminists found that out, to their chagrin.
Nature can be delayed, but not stopped without serious damge.
This is child abuse wrapped up in lame political grandstanding.
One can only deny or ignore reality for just so long, sooner or later it will bite you in the butt! It will be close, nipping at your ankles every step you take in your denial, before it does.
Who will protect society from abusive parents like these?
There are times when the state should remove a child from the parents.
Fortunately, those times are rare.
However, this is one of those times.
Get that poor baby out of the hands of these cretins...and then we can send them to the West Wing where they will blend right in.
A child’s removal from parents should be rare. It should be for cases of physical or sexual abuse. If you start removing children because the parents are weirdos and the kids are going to be screwed up, you won’t have enough normal families to foster them. In fact, there aren’t enough normal families now to foster all the children that are unnecessarily placed in the system. What do you get then? Poorly vetted homes and almost a guarantee that these children will be physically or sexually abused in the system.
These parents obviously love their children and think they are doing what is best for them. The children will be messed up but they aren’t being abused (so far as we can tell from the article). They are being taught the mixed up liberal values of their parents.
Babysitter should snake in in the middle of the night with an “it’s a ____” sign.Poor kid.
Babysitter should sneak in in the middle of the night with an “it’s a ____” sign.Poor kid.
LOL Yep put him/her in the yard with his siiblings and let there be sticks, etc.If it is a boy they will begin to beat each other with them.
Oppps my last respence was to you and I clciked on the wrong comment....
Oppps my last response was to you and I clciked on the wrong comment....
Homosexuallity is not a matter of choice. It is genetic.
These parents are pathetic. There was a story a few years back about a baby boy whose penis was severed in a botched (allegedly) circumcision. Personally, I think the parents and doctor were complicit in a purposeful act of gender manipulatiion.
In any case, the birth boy was treated as a female thereafter. I’m sure it dismayed the sicko parents, when the adult “daughter” switched back to being a male. He even married. Lesson: Removing the penis and gender indoctrination will not produce a female. It’s all in the genes.
Of course, human sexuality is complex—running the gamut from pure hetero to pure homo with all sorts of in-between variations.
Toronto his a good place for them.
This has to be a joke post.
No one can be this stupid.
Wrong. No one, not even homosexual scientists looking for it, has found any genetic or biological cause of homosexuality. The very fact that there are countless numbers of former homosexuals is proof as well.
Unless the parents are the only ones who change this child’s diapers, the gender will “leak” out sooner or later. Which raises the question: Will these “parents” let this child use whichever public restroom (s)he chooses regardless of gender?
Really? Have they isolated the "gay gene"?
What of the "ex-gays" that the homos hate so much?
What about the higher rate of homosexuality among those who are sexually abused? How is it that those with the "gay gene" are abused more often that others? (sarc)
What about the higher rate of homosexuality amoung those raised by gay "parents"? How is it that those with the "gay gene" are adopted by gays more often that others? (more sarc)
The belief that homosexuality is of genetic consequence is popular, heralded by the radical homosexual activists for political reasons. Unfortunately, it simply is false. For a quick explanation on what was found in the identical twin registry studies, I recommend the following:
Being homosexual is no different than being born with Down’s Syndrome, Spina Bifida, cleft pallet etc.
In any case, what normal person would choose to be homosexual if he/she were not?
Who would choose to be addicted to drugs or alcohol? Who chooses to be depressed, suffer from anxiety, or have OCD? Who chooses to have an explosive temper? There are lots of behavior that humans engage in that is unhealthy. Homosexuality is no different, and as a matter of fact, when people seek therapy for homosexuality it has the same recidivism rate as other mental illnesses.
If you actually take the time to read what you wrote you’ll see that you agree with me. Homosexuality is a mental illness.