|Kathy Witterick, right, with two-year-old son Kio; David Stocker, holding Storm as Jazz looks on.|
A UK couple , Kathy Witterick and her husband David Stocker, have decided to not tell anyone the sex of their baby in an attempt to raise him or her without a gender. The couple’s other children know the gender of their latest born, who is called Storm, but they say they want the child to elect his or her gender and not be swayed by societal standards and confinements. So far, the child seems to prefer stereotypically girly things and many people say that is wrong because some signs indicate the child may be a boy. Biologically, the child is one gender or the other, but for purposes of procreating, interacting with other children, eventually, there will be implications on these liberal parents’ decision. They seem to be imposing their non-conventional dislike for societal norms on their child, but who are we to judge? Read more in the UK Daily Mail
It’s their decision to raise their child they way they want, but my bet is the couple’s other kids will spill the beans at some point. I also think by agreeing to be featured in international newspapers and have their child’s face plastered on the world stage, they are also setting up themselves and their family for future harassment. It is one thing to limit that decision to your circle of friends and your world, but exposure like this may be asking for trouble. Very interesting? Your thoughts? Is it that couple’s right to raise their baby that way or are they setting up the child for confusion and future trouble? They don’t live in a bubble, I’m sure they know, but is it our business to judge?