This morning I read this article. Have a read. It's long but worth the read.
Basic summary (TL:DR) - two parents, three children. Two boys and one child who has never publicly been "labelled" boy or girl. All three are allowed free choice with no gender restrictions. So anything goes.
My thoughts on the article is that it seems a bit like a social experiment and an extreme one at that. But then I am always looking for non-pink kitchen toys or dolls/action figures for Monkey, friends are looking for positive role models for princess-obsessed girls.
What do you think? What is your take on this family's choice. Is gender-neutrality the way forward? Or is it all just hippy gone bad? Please let me know what you think. I am very interested in hearing your take on this.
“If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,”- Storm's Mum
(I have worked briefly with a boy (nine) who chose to be a girl. He dressed like one and acted like one. He was ridiculed by the boys and barely tolerated by the girls. It was accepted by the teachers and they protected him. His parents encouraged it. I was never given any background as to whether he was gender-ambiguous or had a reason so it never made sense to me. It just seemed like a good way to confuse your child. This was all pre-Monkey so maybe I would have formed a different opinion now...)