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Friday, January 20, 2012

Mixed up

http://shine.yahoo.com/parenting/couple-finally-reveals-childs-gender-five-years-birth-180300388.html

This is a story about a couple who have refused to divulge the sex of their child, Sasha, to all but a couple of close friends, and have tried to raise "it" in as gender-neutral a fashion as possible.

Now that Sasha is five years old and entering school, they have been forced to identify him as a boy. But the couple have objected to the different uniforms for boys and girls and insist that Sasha wear a girl's blouse with boy's pants.

Sasha's mother, Beck Laxton, said, "I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping. Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?"

It's certainly nice to hear from someone who is so enlightened, who realizes that stereotypes only exist because people are forced into them. Now we know: genetics and human nature have nothing to do with personality! Testosterone and estrogen have no effect! It's all just upbringing!

It will be interesting to see what kind of attitude Sasha will have towards his parents in the future. Will he resent them, or swallow their values whole?

Probably the latter. Since most children like being brought up as experiments.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

you can only feel sorry that this left wing bimbo imposes her twisted mentally bereft idiocy onto an innocent child. she should be thrown in prison for child abuse

John Craig said...

Amen.

Anonymous said...

John,

I also feel sorry for the kid, John Wayne used to say " Life is tough..its tougher when your stupid " I would like to add that it extremely tough if your parents are stupid. Just goes to show you where we are going as a civilization...down the crapper !

Mad Dog

John Craig said...

I just hope this kid turns out to be extremely macho and disavows his parents and everything they stand for.

Brian Fradet said...

John--

Can you imagine being brought up not being identified as male or female? Yes, the parents should be thrown in prison. All Best, Brian

John Craig said...

What's amazing is, Laxton thinks she is doing a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Hadn't heard this story. All I can say is that the parents are certifiably nuts. Nothing surprises me anymore. There are lots of people who shouldn't have reproduced, had children.

-birdie

John Craig said...

Birdie --
I'd forgotten about this story; it really is political correctness run amok. Sad for the little boy.