24 May 2011

It's The Birthing Pool That Makes It Perfect

Parents keep child's gender secret (Jayme Poisson, parentcentral.ca, 5/21/11)
Witterick and her husband, David Stocker, are raising a genderless baby.... While there’s nothing ambiguous about Storm’s genitalia, they aren’t telling anyone whether their third child is a boy or a girl.

The only people who know are Storm’s brothers, Jazz, 5, and Kio, 2, a close family friend and the two midwives who helped deliver the baby in a birthing pool at their Toronto home on New Year’s Day.


erp said...

Since the siblings are referred to in the article as brothers, they, at ages two and five, have apparently made the decision to be male. I hope they have the appropriate genitalia and don't have to undergo sex changes when they reach puberty.

The brains of people who would do this to their children are mushy sponges saturated in Kool-Aid.

David said...

You should click over to the article to see a picture of Storm's "brother."

Bret said...

On the one hand, it's an interesting experiment.

Unfortunately, it's not double-blind and I strongly suspect the sort of parents who would pull a stunt like this will push the child to act like the opposite gender in order to "prove" that society enforces gender stereotypes.

I also suspect that the parents will fail anyway and that the child will exhibit gender typical (and appropriate, IMO) behaviors as they approach adulthood.

And hopefully he or she will disown the parents.

erp said...

David, I saw the picture of the siblings, but didn't want to be judgmental.

Bret, I hope these kids stop at disowning their parents.

Hey Skipper said...

Once again, the Onion got there first.

Hey Skipper said...

I made the mistake of actually reading the link. Wallowing in so much smug self-regard and heedless idiocy will darken the rest of my day, at the very least.

Of all the truly rampaging nonsense on display, this was striking:

“If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” says Stocker.

It is probably a pretty good example of irony that the left believes fervently in evolution, yet insists, despite the very different fitness requirements facing men and women, that it had no effect between the ears.

Peter said...

Shrewd financial planning if you ask me. Have you checked out the cost of sex transplants these days?