Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Front page flakes

A bizarro tale about two flaky parents who want to raise their child gender neutrally was the lead story on the front page of today's Post:
... A Toronto couple says it is trying to raise a genderless child, refusing to reveal baby Storm’s sex to encourage a more neutral approach to the infant.
Hiding the four-month-old’s sex from the outside world is a “tribute to freedom and choice” that they hope will let Storm grow up unfettered by the values of others, Kathy Witterick and David Stocker have been quoted as saying. [Typical, unrealistic progressive nuttery - unwilling to accept the laws of nature and convinced that social engineering will bring their utopia.]
From Barbara Kay:

Close observers ... are especially troubled that Storm’s two brothers have been co-opted into collusion with the scheme and, well-rehearsed, assiduously self-monitor their own discourse about “Z,” the neutral replacement for “he” or “she.” [Neither "he" nor "she" but "Zed"?]

... Free will has its limitations. One such limitation is human biology. The denial of biological reality by highly educated, but humanly naive “progressives” — and their choice to privilege the “world” over the needs and rights of their own children — speaks more to their narcissism than to their idealism. [I'd say 'over-educated' - ie. educated beyond their capacity to understand.]
... This misguided couple needs intervention before their adult folie à deux becomes a children’s tragedy à trois.
Interesting, but front page?


maryT said...

So, only the parents are allowed to change diapers. Better not put it in daycare. That child should be removed from such stupid parents.
And no family will be allowed to babysit. Stupid is as stupid does.

Alain said...

I assume that the child has a valid birth certificate where the sex of the child must be indicated, so I am unsure what game the parents are playing. They are indeed a sad case believing that biology is a social construct, and what they are doing to their children borders on child abuse in my opinion. I am still reluctant to advocate state intervention or the removal of the children, being a firm supporter of parental rights over state rights.

Frances said...

Gender is to be celebrated, not hidden. Acknowledging that does not mean one is thereby hampering the child's development. Rather, a wise parent realizes that gender is an integral part of the child and seeks to incorporate the proper expression of same into the child's upbringing.

L said...

The kid will straighten out his/her parents in a few years as soon as he/she figures out whether or not he/she has a weenie or not.

JR said...

Yup, these 'liberal' (ie nitwit) parents are in denial of biological reality and playing silly-bugger with their child's life.

L, unfortunately, with the confusion the parents are sowing, if or when he/she figures out which gender he/she is he/she may well be screwed up enough to want to be the other and have his weenie lopped off or, otherwise, added.