How do you feel on gender neutral babies?

One-in-a-millionOne-in-a-million Posts: 403 Rampant Poster
Hi guys before I start please remember the rules!! Not hate comments, no rude comments or not respecting others veiw.
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 you might remember a few years ago a couple decided not to adress the sex of their baby saying that they can choose when they are older.
I was watching this morning tv show where parents had also decided to raise their baby as gender nutral. How do you feel about this?

ok so I have no problem with letting the child wearing or playing with what they want but I don’t know if I agree with not telling them their bialogical sex.

My only reason is the child not knowing where to go. Do they do boys pe or girls pe. Do they use the boys toilets or the girls toilets. And just in general what their sex is at the moment. I think it’s hard to decide who they want to be if they don’t know who they currently are. For example my friend who is transgender know that to be who he wants to be has to go through transition to change. But if you’re not taught what your body parts mean how can you tell if you want to change?
I Just feel as though until the child is old enough to decide they should be given a Sex this doesn’t mean they can’t express who they want to be.

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  • LaineLaine Horse hugger Horse HuggerPosts: 538 Extreme Poster
    I honestly agree about that I'm non binary now myself but like I was never raised as a "girl" I was allowed to pick out what clothes I wanted and I preferred to play video games with my brothers ect so I was taught of my sex and where to go and what to do,  what will happen ect but there was no pressure on doing something a certain way so I could go and do what I wished :)

    I think it's great not forcing your child into one thing but I do believe a nice bit of information would be good?  So they're not confused as you say x

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  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 765 Incredible Poster
    I feel that babies are already 'gender neutral'- babies are a blank slate and what they eventually become is down to a combination of their genes and their upbringing and their life experiences.

    Sexing a baby shouldn't be seen as anything more than stating what their genitals are, and parents taking it further than that can confuse their children and only make it harder for them to assimilate into society when they get older. Maybe the best anyone can do right now is assume that their baby will grow up to conform to society's take on their gender, but be respectful and understanding to them when they decide otherwise and are responsible enough to make that choice (:
    Laine
  • One-in-a-millionOne-in-a-million Posts: 403 Rampant Poster
    I think you both have raised great points. I still believe you should be told what sex you are born as but then be allowed to follow you heart. 

    I never thought about that Aiden thats a really good point :) 

    I was born female and I want to be famale and that is my choice 
    I was also allowed to be who I wanted to be and like I pretty much played with what I wanted. I loved dolls and teddies ect but try and give me a girls McDonald’s happy meal and I wasn’t happy 😂 I also liked playing with cars, video games pretty much anything regardless of its “stereotyped gender”
    I wouldn’t class myself as a girly girl but I wouldn’t class myself as a tomboy either. I Put make up on if I want to
    dress up if I want to or just sit around in my pjs and do nothing 😂😂.

    I really like the point you made there Aidan. 

    LaineAidan
  • LaineLaine Horse hugger Horse HuggerPosts: 538 Extreme Poster
    Definitely agree one in a million ots definitely helpful to be raised a TJE sex you are but have no boundaries?
    Like stereotypes suck and they definitely need to leave.
    Thanks to them I went through a big old year long panic because I wasn't being a woman.
     but I realised I didn't have to act like one I can be the cool person I am without any problems :)

    There is a way to raise your children free and open minded without not educating them on their sex and what they will experience ect x

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    "So wake me up when it's all over, when I'm wiser and I'm older" ~ Avicii

    "The months go by and I only feel worse,  try to forget the ones who forgot you first"  ~ Man Overboard


    "What's gonna be left of the world if you're not in it?" ~ Bastille
  • AidanAidan Clever idiot Posts: 765 Incredible Poster
    edited September 15
    Sterotypes are strange, around my age it's steroetypical to not conform to sterotypes so non-conformity is actually conformity and sterotypes are inescapable and paradoxical :joy:

    Babies don't care if they're stereotypical but their parents will, and there has to be healthier ways to seek reassurance as parents than (metaphorically) forcing your glove onto your baby's hand.
    Laine
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