Raising Your Child Gender Neutral

I don’t know what ya’ll here in gay Wilton Manors think about all of this hooplah, but I don’t think I like it.  I don’t like it ONNNEEEE bit.  There’s some new age parenting technique going down where parents raise their child without a specific gender. Ultimately, they leave it up to the child to decide and do not disclose the gender of the child at all.

I’m all about individuality, I was raised by some of the most hippie parents in America.  My mom and dad let my two brothers and I express ourselves however we’d like.  Albeit, I probably looked like a walking train wreck, but my mother let me dress myself as soon as I was able to put on my own pants.

The reason some parents are choosing to raise their child gender neutral is to prevent their children from being gay.  Um hello, news flash!  It’s how people are born!  You can’t raise the gay out of someone.  Ugh.  A lot of professionals are also saying that this type of upbringing can be very confusing to a child.

Anyways, check out the article from eCanadaNow about the two parents raising their child, Storm, gender neutral.

Should parents have the right to foster their children in a gender neutral environment? New age parenting books and podcasts have motivated some parents in the world to allow their children to explore their gender without having to worry about restrictions. While some think that a gender neutral parenting method is a novel idea, others believe that this is just another case of parents force-feeding their ideology to their children.

In Toronto, Kathy Witterick and David Stocker embraced gender neutral parenting when they refused to announce the sex of their newborn child, who is a four-month-old named Storm.

The couple continues to defend their decision against a media backlash and criticism from other couples and parents. Others who have raised their children in a environments free of gender restrictions have defended the couple’s decision to withhold their child’s gender. Prabhakar Ragde and Naomi Nishimura, another couple who raised their children without gender restrictions, cited an academic journal study that purportedly spoke of the benefits of raising children in a gender neutral environment.

Despite this, most polls have revealed that the majority opinion of the Canadian public is that raising children in a gender neutral environment seems controlling and damaging to the child. The couple defends their decision and argues that it gives their children a better chance to explore their identity.

 

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