A couple in Sweden have decided to raise their child genderless, or in my opinion, screw up their perfectly healthy child. The couple won’t answer any gender questions pertaining to their two-year-old son or daughter, who the media is calling “Pop.”
The idea behind the genderless upbringing is that the child won’t grow up with preconceived notions of gender and won’t be pigeon-holed into acting like a boy or a girl.
I’m sorry, but there is NOTHING WRONG with having a gender. The parents are creating gender issues where there probably weren’t any in the first place.
As a parent, why would you want to do anything that might encourage this type of identity crisis and bring about certain ridicule from peers on your own child? Isn’t adolescence difficult enough already? The parents claim that Pop will be able to choose his/her own gender whenever he/she feels it is the right time. Pop, for your own sake, I hope it’s soon.
Read for yourself over at The Local.
[Posted by Shannon]