Swedish Couple Raises Child Without Gender

Swedish Couple Raises Child Without Gender June 30, 2009

They won’t tell anyone the sex of the kid, here are their reasons:

“We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mold from the outset,” said the child’s mother, “Nora.” (The paper used fake names for the entire family to protect their privacy.)
“It’s cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead,” the mother said.
The parents, both 24 years old, said they never use personal pronouns when referring to the child. They just say “Pop.”
“Girls are told they are cute in their dresses, and boys are told they are cool with their car toys. But if you give them no gender they will be seen more as a human or not a stereotype as a boy or girl,” said Henkel.
Psychologist Susan Pinker, also quoted in the piece, sees this as a doomed attempt to ignore the child’s nature.
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