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Attempts to raise genderless children are gaining popularity across the world.
Genderless children are either male or female in sex, but are not discouraged from making decisions that have gender roles associated with male or female.
It breaks down the idea of gender roles so children do not fall in gender stereotypes.
A school in Sweden is refraining from using “him” or “her” in class to discourage gender bias. Faculty at the school are mindful of colors, toys and books to cut out gender differentiation.
Often included in this form of child development includes secrecy of a person’s sex.
Two parents chose to reveal the sex of their five-year-old child. Their child, Sasha, is a boy.
Another couple in Toronto are choosing to keep their youngest child’s sex a secret.
I’d like to know why we need male or female to identify.
What happened to courage, intelligence and leadership? Aren’t those qualities we want to identify with?
A British journalist, Melanie Phillips, argued, “Full potential lies in what he will achieve as a boy, not in turning into a girl.”
Why does gender make a difference in potential?
Although there are physiological differences between men and women, each are capable of reaching their potential.
If Sasha appears ambiguous and that it is apparent his sex is nonconforming his gender, then I can imagine society is not going to take that lightly.
There will be some forms of discrimination and ridicule.
In Kansas City, Mo., a child wanted to dress up as Daphne from the cartoon “Scooby-Doo” for Halloween.
So why are people making a fuss? The child is a boy.
The mother told her son he could dress up as whatever he wanted. That’s what he chose.
After a lot of ridicule for not discouraging her son, she said: “If my daughter had dressed as Batman, no one would have thought twice about it. No one.”
Many are calling this raising of a genderless child a social experiment. Once others hear that experimenting on children is happening, uproars are created.
Technically, it can be considered an experiment due to the few cases we have. But no one ever knows what will become of a child as it develops.
Every life development is an experiment. Maybe this is an experiment we need.
But sexism is still relevant today. Many still associate sex and gender as the same thing. Many recognize male and female as the only viable sexes and genders.
Men and women do not always receive equal wages. Men still are expected to like sports and cars. Women are expected to like shopping and cooking.
Raising children without gender bias can allow them to develop into who they want to be.
Parents make many decisions for their kids. But this decision in parenthood allows the children to make decisions on identity on their own.