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“Gender-neutral” Childrearing: When a Sexual Hang-up Leads to Child Abuse
The New American ^ | Friday, 27 January 2012 | Selwyn Duke

Posted on 01/27/2012 11:29:11 AM PST by Paladins Prayer

First there was “Pop” in Sweden, then “Storm” in Canada. Now out of Britain comes Sasha, a boy, we hear, who is being raised by his parents in a “sex-neutral” fashion. And this isn’t just your modernistic grandmother’s neutrality, where she didn’t want to push toy guns and trucks on her son. Sasha’s parents, Beck Laxton and “partner,” as he’s described, Kieran Cooper, are going the full feminist monty.

On Sasha’s birth announcement, there was no indication of sex; and for years Laxton wouldn’t use the pronoun “he” when referring to him on her blog, but instead just indentified him as “the infant.” She explained why in an interview with the Cambridge News, stating, “I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping. Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?” Therefore, writes Piper Weiss at Shine:

Sasha dresses in clothes he likes — be it a hand-me-downs [sic] from his sister or his brother. The big no-no's are hyper-masculine outfits like skull-print shirts and cargo pants. In one photo, sent to friends and family, Sasha's dressed in a shiny pink girl's swimsuit. "Children like sparkly things," says Beck. "And if someone thought Sasha was a girl because he was wearing a pink swimming costume, then what effect would that have?"

Laxton clearly doesn’t know — and doesn’t seem to care. After all, writes Weiss, “[Laxton is] open to her son pursing any career or sexual preference he chooses….” Yes, well, as long as, I suppose, it’s not “hyper-masculine.” This brings me to my first point.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: child; gender; neutral; sasha
I've read about this story before. But this article makes some deep points. And all I can say about the woman here is WHAT A NUT!
1 posted on 01/27/2012 11:29:21 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer
The big no-no's are hyper-masculine outfits like skull-print shirts and cargo pants.

Really? So "Beck" isn't really allowing Sasha to wear what he wants after all.

Good grief. What a liberal nutjob that kid got stuck with for a parent.

2 posted on 01/27/2012 11:35:51 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

That part stood out to me as well. If the kid, despite being a boy decided to deliberately become the most flagrant female possible, it appears she would have been fine with that.

But if he decided to flaunt his developing masculinity, it would have been a no-no.

I should go train as a therapist, just for this kid. I’d make a mint.


3 posted on 01/27/2012 11:41:15 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

Alternate Title: “Prime Example Of Why Children Need A Normal Man For A Father”


4 posted on 01/27/2012 11:52:14 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Paladins Prayer
“I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping. Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid.

Oh! The irony!

5 posted on 01/27/2012 11:55:27 AM PST by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: MEGoody

Yeah, I’ve been noting these kids ONLY are depicted in “hyper-feminine” outfits like pink fairy costumes. “Hyper-masculine outfits like skull-print shirts and cargo pants”? that describes about 10-20% of girl’s clothing sold at Target.


6 posted on 01/27/2012 12:03:21 PM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Iron Munro
“Prime Example Of Why Children Need A Normal Man For A Father”

What, and not an emasculated puss?

Truly, one of the FReepers hit it out of the park with a previous comment. Therapists for these kids - two mommies, two daddies, whatever other combinations you can think of - are going to be making a fortune in a few years.

7 posted on 01/27/2012 12:05:20 PM PST by wbill
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To: Paladins Prayer

Good article. This stuff truly is lunacy—and child abuse.


8 posted on 01/27/2012 12:12:55 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: Paladins Prayer

It’s very freaky. It is, in my opinion, child abuse.

But aside from that, what in the world is she trying to prove? Social expectations always factor into everything (and I notice she is specifically avoiding the more masculine things for him, so you can see her social expectations are factoring into this too) and people do what they do. Some people fit the pattern perfectly, others don’t.

The only thing that needs to be done is to ensure that there is no educational or employment discrimination against people of either sex who want to go into a non-traditional field, and that people of either sex are paid equally for doing the same job. And that was done a long time ago.


9 posted on 01/27/2012 12:19:00 PM PST by livius
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To: Paladins Prayer

Just call it “it”. That’s what I would do. When it’s 14 are they going to call it the adolescent or the 168 month old. If it is gender neutral then “it” is appropriate. I don’t think the parents would choose to spend much time around me. Hey, I saw your 46 1/2 month old on the playground yesterday, how is “it” doing in school.


10 posted on 01/27/2012 12:26:59 PM PST by albionin
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To: Jonty30

Well, I don’t let my daughter wear pink rhinestone skulls.

Or junior slut wear. Some might call that hyper-feminine. It’s true that boys’ clothes aren’t sexualized the way girls’ clothes are, but there are some articles with violent imagery - is that hypermasculine?

Cargo pants - they got pockets. I like pockets. Are lots of pockets too military?

Anyway, Sasha’s mother clearly has to push the girl clothes so there’s hope for this kid yet.


11 posted on 01/27/2012 12:38:42 PM PST by heartwood
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To: Paladins Prayer

Sounds to me like man-hating mom is highly disappointed that her baby is a boy so she’s maneuvering him into a girl box.


12 posted on 01/27/2012 12:48:55 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: abigailsmybaby

the title should be “when daddy is a eunach”


13 posted on 01/27/2012 12:55:13 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: abigailsmybaby

mothers who wanted a girl but had a boy and then reinforce girl conduct had a book written for them:

“sissy boy syndrome”

IOW thin nutcase is teaching her son to be a crossdresser.


14 posted on 01/27/2012 1:01:07 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MEGoody

It is child abuse.

It is a denial of the facts of nature. They are inhibiting nature’s normal process of experiences which enable a person to be emotionally stable.

Children need to understand their relationship with the world so they feel good about who they are, and how they fit in. They start to classify by age four to make sense of the world and reality. This boy can’t.

These parents are acting like being male is shameful and not an intrinsic aspect of a human being, when it is the essential aspect of all future long term relationships, particularly fatherhood. There is a reason why biology of male and female is vastly different and to pretend there is no difference (Marxist egalitarianism) is teaching lies.


15 posted on 01/27/2012 1:20:12 PM PST by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just LawD)
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To: longtermmemmory

All while she’s bragging about not sticking him (oops), it, with a stereotype.


16 posted on 01/27/2012 1:28:53 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: longtermmemmory

Where is daddy in all this anyway. The article didn’t mention him.


17 posted on 01/27/2012 1:30:09 PM PST by abigailsmybaby ("To understan' the livin', you got ta commune wit' da dead." Minerva)
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To: abigailsmybaby
Where is daddy in all this anyway. The article didn’t mention him.

Yes it did. Kieran Cooper, the "partner" with the male pronoun. Kieran is a male name.

18 posted on 01/27/2012 4:35:22 PM PST by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: livius

You’re right: this is indeed a form of child abuse. I just wish I could be a fly on the wall when this boy gets to be about 14 and turns to them and says: “You idiots! How could you do this to me since birth because of your own craziness?”


19 posted on 01/27/2012 7:49:07 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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To: Pharmboy

Unfortunately, there’s also a decent chance that the kid will be so distorted emotionally and psychologically by then that reality will be as much of a mystery to him as it is to his stupid mother. Just think about the case reported recently of the 11-year-old raised by two lesbians who is undergoing a “sex-change.”

I’ve never been one to advocate intrusion into the family, but these people shouldn’t be allowed to have children.


20 posted on 01/28/2012 7:47:58 AM PST by Paladins Prayer
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To: Paladins Prayer

You are, of course, right, it just depends on two unknowns (to us): 1) his genes and 2) how much these crazy people allow him to be exposed to the outside world. I bet on the internet and his friends showing him how crazy his parents are.


21 posted on 01/28/2012 2:17:35 PM PST by Pharmboy (She turned me into a Newt...)
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