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42. I thought the same thing! LOL. n/t
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  -Swedish parents keep 2-year-old's gender secret Are_grits_groceries  Jun-29-09 09:53 AM   #0 
  - If gender is purely a social construct, that child will still have to live in that society  Oregone   Jun-29-09 09:59 AM   #1 
  - Do we know the gender of Snap, or Crackle?  SoCalDem   Jun-29-09 11:17 AM   #23 
     - LOL!!  spoony   Jun-29-09 01:34 PM   #81 
  - It's Pat  lame54   Jun-29-09 10:00 AM   #2 
  - Lol! n/t  lumberjack_jeff   Jun-29-09 10:11 AM   #8 
  - I thought the same thing! LOL. n/t  Cleita   Jun-29-09 11:55 AM   #42 
  - Or just "X"  lolly   Jun-29-09 12:23 PM   #54 
     - yup, i read that a long time ago n/t  Scout   Jun-29-09 03:11 PM   #100 
     - I think the parents may be familiar with that story.  surrealAmerican   Jun-29-09 04:59 PM   #108 
  - But it's stunning how sexist kids' world is. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-29-09 10:03 AM   #3 
  - Human Nature n/t  DaveinJapan   Jun-29-09 10:05 AM   #4 
     - Not all of it. nt  Captain Hilts   Jun-29-09 10:42 AM   #19 
     - conditioning. hence what the parents are doing. n/t  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 11:18 AM   #24 
     - Oh right, sexism is "human nature." Is it "hard wired" too? Regale us with your confirmation bias.  readmoreoften   Jun-29-09 12:43 PM   #63 
        - You assume a lot  DaveinJapan   Jun-30-09 05:28 AM   #126 
  - These people are nuts.  kegler14   Jun-29-09 10:05 AM   #5 
  - Forced into a gender mode? WTF?  panader0   Jun-29-09 10:06 AM   #6 
  - See, now I bet it's a girl.  cwydro   Jun-29-09 11:19 AM   #26 
  - >_>  Tuesday Afternoon   Jun-29-09 10:09 AM   #7 
  - Poor kid.  scrinmaster   Jun-29-09 10:11 AM   #9 
  - my first thought as well.  dysfunctional press   Jun-29-09 11:24 AM   #30 
     - Yup. Fascinating topic, worth analyzing...  trotsky   Jun-29-09 11:34 AM   #35 
  - Gender is a biological construct  anonymous171   Jun-29-09 10:11 AM   #10 
  - nope...gender more complicated...  LeftHander   Jun-29-09 10:30 AM   #18 
  - I think they mean "gender expression"  marshall   Jun-29-09 11:05 AM   #20 
  - i find peoples reaction to this more interesting than what the parents are doing. nt  xchrom   Jun-29-09 10:14 AM   #11 
  - +1 nt  One_Life_To_Give   Jun-29-09 10:16 AM   #12 
  - Why?  Oregone   Jun-29-09 10:16 AM   #13 
  - it is interesting. will be interesting to see how it develops, though i am sure we  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 11:19 AM   #25 
  - lots of parents may do this, without even intending to...  tigereye   Jun-29-09 11:56 AM   #43 
     - exactly. that is why i find this interesting. with both my boys we didnt do any of the  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 12:02 PM   #45 
  - Indeed.  redqueen   Jun-29-09 12:01 PM   #44 
  - +2 /nt  readmoreoften   Jun-29-09 12:35 PM   #59 
  - Yep...  JuniperLea   Jun-29-09 12:52 PM   #68 
  - Yep  Lorien   Jun-29-09 02:45 PM   #98 
  - Pop Secret, they gave birth to microwave popcorn  Stevenmarc   Jun-29-09 10:16 AM   #14 
  - Lol, this thread is a DUzy goldmine :-)  spoony   Jun-29-09 01:35 PM   #82 
  - I like it.  Ron Green   Jun-29-09 10:19 AM   #15 
  - Reminds me of a cartoon I saw: Two young parents with a toddler in a stroller and two  bertman   Jun-29-09 10:22 AM   #16 
  - About the name thing...babies are integral parts of the families  Oregone   Jun-29-09 10:24 AM   #17 
  - Really? And how are you going to teach this unnamed baby to recognise itself?  anigbrowl   Jun-29-09 11:25 AM   #31 
     - Perhaps the naming process can be informed by the earliest traits of the infant.  Ron Green   Jun-29-09 11:36 AM   #37 
     - Hmm. How many kids have you had?  anigbrowl   Jun-29-09 12:16 PM   #50 
        - I've had some (my first grandchild is due in August),  Ron Green   Jun-29-09 12:20 PM   #52 
     - I've known more than one kid who was allowed to name him or herself. They're fine.  readmoreoften   Jun-29-09 12:47 PM   #65 
  - What immediately comes to my mind  SheilaT   Jun-29-09 11:08 AM   #21 
  - That was my first thought too....sounds like he/she will be allowed to chose  pkdu   Jun-29-09 11:16 AM   #22 
  - the restroom with the parent. same as all little kids... n/t  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 11:20 AM   #28 
  - My partner was assigned "female" and she gets kicked out of women's restrooms all the time  readmoreoften   Jun-29-09 12:37 PM   #61 
  - that kept happening to my ex-wife in bars 'til she started flashing people  TrogL   Jun-29-09 02:36 PM   #96 
  - All of my kids came into the ladies room with me...  JuniperLea   Jun-29-09 12:55 PM   #71 
     - i still friggin use the buddy system sending boys into mens bathroom  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 12:56 PM   #72 
        - I worry about toe-tapping senators...  JuniperLea   Jun-29-09 01:48 PM   #85 
           - funny  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 01:52 PM   #87 
  - This won't last long.  proteus_lives   Jun-29-09 11:20 AM   #27 
  - they aren't saying anything is wrong with either gender.  noamnety   Jun-29-09 11:35 AM   #36 
  - I don't get this.  Akoto   Jun-29-09 11:22 AM   #29 
  - Because the biological role automatically forces you into the cultural role.  ContinentalOp   Jun-30-09 01:01 AM   #117 
  - I have a daughter and I hate pink.  Kalyke   Jun-29-09 11:27 AM   #32 
  - LOL, and I have sons and LOVE pink!  JerseygirlCT   Jun-29-09 01:30 PM   #78 
  - They don't have birth certificates in Sweden?  sutz12   Jun-29-09 11:30 AM   #33 
  - And in 15 years, I hope the parents have lots of money for therapy  scheming daemons   Jun-29-09 11:32 AM   #34 
  - It's Sweden... won't it be covered? (n/t)  WorseBeforeBetter   Jun-29-09 11:53 AM   #41 
  - Stupid people.  TheWraith   Jun-29-09 11:47 AM   #38 
  - says the person with undeclared gender.... bah hahahah.  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 12:06 PM   #48 
  - Yep we are humans not single celled organisms  EndersDame   Jun-29-09 01:32 PM   #79 
     - The more variety the better.  Morning Dew   Jun-29-09 02:03 PM   #93 
  - Good an approach as any  CBGLuthier   Jun-29-09 11:47 AM   #39 
  - Some people are so warped... ~SIGH~  kjackson227   Jun-29-09 11:49 AM   #40 
  - whatever  WI_DEM   Jun-29-09 12:06 PM   #46 
  - I don't think this will end as badly as many seem to assume  fishwax   Jun-29-09 12:06 PM   #47 
  - +1 -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-29-09 02:20 PM   #95 
  - Might work in Sweden, though I doubt it. Wouldn't stand a chance here.  Vidar   Jun-29-09 12:08 PM   #49 
  - i think it's funny how many people think this is sooooo strange  Scout   Jun-29-09 12:20 PM   #51 
  - Well said. Ditto!  TokenQueer   Jun-29-09 12:23 PM   #55 
  - Thats not really the point at all  Oregone   Jun-29-09 12:28 PM   #57 
  - and i don't think it's appropriate to apply those social norms  Scout   Jun-29-09 01:06 PM   #73 
  - ahhh, but there are equal disadvantages to boys if they dont follow the adopted role of what boys is  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 01:51 PM   #86 
     - i didn't say ANYTHING about boys, especially that "it" is not repressing for them n/t  Scout   Jun-29-09 01:54 PM   #88 
        - ya, i was bringing it up cause of my own experience with son and revelation  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 01:57 PM   #89 
           - ok, sorry to jump at you n/t  Scout   Jun-29-09 01:58 PM   #90 
              - but but but  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 02:00 PM   #92 
  - I don't buy your, "children can be very cruel" argument.  surrealAmerican   Jun-29-09 05:24 PM   #109 
     - Yes, I think 2 year olds do not...  Oregone   Jun-29-09 07:00 PM   #110 
  - I just think we are humans and not single celled organisms  EndersDame   Jun-29-09 01:40 PM   #83 
  - Well..its unique enough to merit a news story  yodoobo   Jun-30-09 12:45 AM   #115 
  - I just...what?  Arkana   Jun-29-09 12:22 PM   #53 
  - Awwww, a pet guinea pig!  rucky   Jun-29-09 12:25 PM   #56 
  - How beautiful  Oregone   Jun-29-09 12:33 PM   #58 
  - +1  nemo137   Jun-29-09 03:52 PM   #103 
  - Having raised a child of each gender, I think this is kind of funny  dugaresa   Jun-29-09 12:36 PM   #60 
  - Oh big f'in deal. The kid will probably be more well-adjusted than the most on this thread.  readmoreoften   Jun-29-09 12:41 PM   #62 
  - indeed and probably less insecure than most on du.  La Lioness Priyanka   Jun-29-09 12:44 PM   #64 
  - lol lol, isnt that the truth. not like the kid wont know their gender.  seabeyond   Jun-29-09 12:49 PM   #66 
  - "more well-adjusted"  JuniperLea   Jun-29-09 12:50 PM   #67 
  - They are running a psychological experiment on a captive child.  Maru Kitteh   Jun-29-09 12:54 PM   #69 
  - everyone who raises a child is performing an experiment on a captive n/t  Scout   Jun-29-09 01:10 PM   #74 
  - +1 (nt)  Posteritatis   Jun-29-09 02:03 PM   #94 
  - Best post. nt  woo me with science   Jun-29-09 10:29 PM   #111 
  - The child will be fine.  ContinentalOp   Jun-30-09 01:04 AM   #118 
  - The only way I could see this as damaging to the child....  Fleshdancer   Jun-29-09 12:54 PM   #70 
  - Awesome, I bet this kid rebels against his parent and turns into a extreme butch or femme  aikoaiko   Jun-29-09 01:13 PM   #75 
  - Gender is a biological thing not a social thing  EndersDame   Jun-29-09 01:24 PM   #76 
  - More complicated and sometimes ambiguous  One_Life_To_Give   Jun-29-09 01:59 PM   #91 
  - That does happen...  ContinentalOp   Jun-30-09 01:07 AM   #119 
     - I know I think this also points to gender as a biological thing  EndersDame   Jun-30-09 09:09 AM   #130 
  - Ran into something similar a few years ago  LibertyLover   Jun-29-09 01:26 PM   #77 
  - I have to agree with you  JerseygirlCT   Jun-29-09 01:33 PM   #80 
  - Thats fucked up the kid should be proud of where she comes from  EndersDame   Jun-29-09 01:41 PM   #84 
  - Absolutely  LibertyLover   Jun-29-09 03:42 PM   #102 
     - I am 1/2 white 1/2 mexican and raised by my white mama  EndersDame   Jun-29-09 11:43 PM   #112 
        - We do much the same  LibertyLover   Jun-30-09 12:40 PM   #132 
  - It almost reminds of Colbert and how he keeps saying "I don't see race and gender"  fujiyama   Jun-30-09 12:23 AM   #113 
  - I completely get this.  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-29-09 02:37 PM   #97 
  - i had a women's studies teacher  Scout   Jun-29-09 03:10 PM   #99 
     - There are soooo many ---  Hell Hath No Fury   Jun-29-09 04:06 PM   #106 
  - This is unethical. Parents shouldn't use their kids as an psychological experiment.  Odin2005   Jun-29-09 03:34 PM   #101 
  - How is this a "psychological experiment"?  ContinentalOp   Jun-30-09 01:11 AM   #120 
     - Because that doesn't mean that things like this can't scew a kid up.  Odin2005   Jun-30-09 07:59 AM   #127 
  - As long as they don't try to keep this going after the kid starts school  XemaSab   Jun-29-09 03:58 PM   #104 
  - More Parents who shouldn't be parents doing stupid things  NeedleCast   Jun-29-09 04:03 PM   #105 
  - other than medical, what are any legitimate reasons anyone  Scout   Jun-29-09 04:09 PM   #107 
  - Its a child. not a social statement  yodoobo   Jun-30-09 12:37 AM   #114 
  - I doubt it.  ContinentalOp   Jun-30-09 01:12 AM   #121 
  - The kid will figure it out soon  fujiyama   Jun-30-09 12:46 AM   #116 
  - Lol...people can't be comfortable if we can't categorize things. It's all sort of amusing.  Evoman   Jun-30-09 01:14 AM   #122 
  - we think it's okay for our kids to make fun of this kid.  seabeyond   Jun-30-09 08:53 AM   #129 
  - With many intersexed kids, you literally can't tell  eridani   Jun-30-09 01:34 AM   #123 
  - How nice. They are using their child as an experiment.  mamaleah   Jun-30-09 01:53 AM   #124 
  - So which BATHROOM will the kid use in school?  Celtic Merlin   Jun-30-09 02:32 AM   #125 
  - Why the hell is this a story or even something anyone  OwnedByFerrets   Jun-30-09 08:05 AM   #128 
  - Seems pretty goofy to me.  Vickers   Jun-30-09 09:10 AM   #131 
 

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