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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-23-11 12:56 PM
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102. I agree, more power to them.
Glad to see some people here who think this is ok.
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  -Parents keep child's gender secret The Straight Story  May-21-11 02:26 PM   #0 
  - strange choice ...  Veronica.Franco   May-21-11 02:30 PM   #1 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   May-21-11 02:38 PM   #2 
  - Truly judgmental of you  slay   May-21-11 02:54 PM   #8 
  - Nice of you to judge me, also. NT  vandelay   May-21-11 02:56 PM   #10 
     - You see calling them "true idiots" and calling your post "truly judgmental" as somehow similar?  fishwax   May-21-11 03:08 PM   #15 
     - As they say, "judge not lest ye be judged."  Exultant Democracy   May-21-11 03:12 PM   #19 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   May-21-11 03:21 PM   #26 
  - You're still here?  progressoid   May-21-11 03:16 PM   #22 
     - Lol /nt  jberryhill   May-21-11 03:28 PM   #30 
        - Apparently I posted too soon.  progressoid   May-21-11 04:20 PM   #38 
           - I sent in the order for that one  jberryhill   May-21-11 04:30 PM   #41 
           - Ah, crap.  Control-Z   May-22-11 12:26 AM   #49 
  - I remember a story about a british couple who did the same thing a couple of years ago  fishwax   May-21-11 02:43 PM   #3 
  - fans of Saturday Night Live?  Blue_Tires   May-21-11 02:46 PM   #4 
  - I surely don't want to "get to know" these people.  digonswine   May-21-11 02:49 PM   #5 
  - With that attitude I doubt they would want to "get to know" you either  slay   May-21-11 02:56 PM   #9 
     - I'm just not a fan of these bombastic grand gestures-  digonswine   May-21-11 03:02 PM   #11 
        - I can understand that  slay   May-21-11 03:14 PM   #21 
        - That's fine-  digonswine   May-21-11 03:20 PM   #24 
        - Weird that simply withholding information  themadstork   May-21-11 03:25 PM   #29 
           - Not entitled-  digonswine   May-21-11 03:38 PM   #33 
              - Part of our makeup?  themadstork   May-21-11 03:48 PM   #34 
                 - Perhaps not-  digonswine   May-21-11 04:01 PM   #35 
  - Good attitude, but wrongly applied n/t  LadyHawkAZ   May-21-11 02:50 PM   #6 
  - I know a lady who's gender was not known by her father till she was  madmom   May-21-11 02:54 PM   #7 
  - Sex  themadstork   May-21-11 03:14 PM   #20 
     - Gender is a set of characteristics distinguishing between male and female, particularly in the cases  madmom   May-21-11 04:27 PM   #40 
        - Because it's biological sex that's at question  themadstork   May-21-11 05:28 PM   #45 
  - What an excellent idea. Makes it impossible for anyone to  Lionessa   May-21-11 03:05 PM   #12 
  - From the article:  Abq_Sarah   May-21-11 03:05 PM   #13 
  - I got that kind of crap, told I'd never let go, I'd be a controlling bitch  Lionessa   May-21-11 03:10 PM   #17 
  - Yes-young children are known for excellent decision-making.  digonswine   May-21-11 03:22 PM   #28 
  - Who else would make the choices  Control-Z   May-22-11 12:33 AM   #51 
  - On a humorous note, I wonder if Storm is the middle name  Lionessa   May-21-11 03:08 PM   #14 
  - I have the same policy with my dog. And my cat. And my goldfish.  Nye Bevan   May-21-11 03:09 PM   #16 
  - People always assume my dog is a "she", because he's pretty.  Quantess   May-22-11 09:54 PM   #74 
     - I assume all calico cats and honeybees are female  eridani   May-22-11 11:20 PM   #79 
        - you demand they answer, when you ask if they are male or female?  Quantess   May-23-11 02:12 AM   #82 
        - Genetically speaking, all Calico cats should be female.  Tesha   May-23-11 08:02 AM   #92 
           - Except for a few XXY males, who are almost always infertile n/t  eridani   May-23-11 08:43 PM   #107 
              - Which is why I said: "Absent any other genetic abnormalities..." (NT)  Tesha   May-24-11 08:08 AM   #108 
  - Very sad. The parents are using their child as an experiment  Very_Boring_Name   May-21-11 03:12 PM   #18 
  - That's my feeling as well.  jp11   May-22-11 06:15 AM   #58 
  - All children are experiments  marions ghost   May-23-11 06:00 AM   #87 
     - parenting is surfing the learning curve...perpetually  babydollhead   May-23-11 07:36 AM   #91 
  - Whatever  lunatica   May-21-11 03:17 PM   #23 
  - I like this.  themadstork   May-21-11 03:20 PM   #25 
  - agree  marions ghost   May-23-11 06:02 AM   #88 
  - Well, that kid Storm is a boy..  snooper2   May-23-11 09:06 AM   #97 
  - I agree, more power to them.  uppityperson   May-23-11 12:56 PM   #102 
  - I feel sorry for the kid  WildEyedLiberal   May-21-11 03:21 PM   #27 
  - Children are inevitably instruments for expressing their parents' social ideologies  themadstork   May-21-11 03:29 PM   #31 
  - "Storm"? Obviously female.  Blue-Jay   May-21-11 03:38 PM   #32 
  - I just don't see the issue  saras   May-21-11 04:10 PM   #36 
  - Their call. I say, if they want to make a sociological point, use a bumper sticker  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:17 PM   #37 
  - IMHO it is interesting  jberryhill   May-21-11 04:24 PM   #39 
  - I find the "I'm using my kid to make a point" thing a bit... I dunno- over the top? Distasteful?  Warren DeMontague   May-21-11 04:44 PM   #43 
     - Oh the practice of point making using one's kids is broad and pervasive well beyond this couple  jberryhill   May-22-11 01:02 AM   #53 
        - It's not exactly fair, though, to compare amateurs like the folks in the OP  Warren DeMontague   May-22-11 02:55 AM   #54 
  - Survival does not require strict gender roles  Evasporque   May-21-11 04:40 PM   #42 
  - Very silly, but not my problem. nt  Lucky Luciano   May-21-11 04:46 PM   #44 
  - "Storm?" ... "Storm?" ... why not just tatto a target on the kid's head and call him/her/it ...  JoePhilly   May-21-11 05:33 PM   #46 
  - and what if Storm had been born intersex?  freeplessinseattle   May-21-11 05:33 PM   #47 
  - Finally someone brings in intersex!  KitSileya   May-22-11 12:22 AM   #48 
  - That was my first thought, that Storm is likely intersex  eShirl   May-22-11 08:25 AM   #63 
     - And even if not, her/his parents are making more space for those who don't fit in the box  eridani   May-22-11 11:18 PM   #78 
  - Dumb, dumb, dumb!  Odin2005   May-22-11 12:31 AM   #50 
  - "Normal" is way overrated. Hope the kids grow up to be healthy and happy  Zorra   May-22-11 01:01 AM   #52 
  - Anyone read City of Glass?  Union Scribe   May-22-11 03:35 AM   #55 
  - People. Don't raise your children to be christians. That's an experiment of fantasy.  Luminous Animal   May-22-11 04:58 AM   #57 
  - I think this is kind of cool  renate   May-22-11 03:52 AM   #56 
  - Another example of parents using their kids as experiments  scheming daemons   May-22-11 06:22 AM   #59 
  - Life imitating art?  al bupp   May-22-11 08:01 AM   #60 
  - Dumbest parents in history  Zax2me   May-22-11 08:12 AM   #61 
  - babies aren't always born either male or female  eShirl   May-22-11 08:19 AM   #62 
  - absolutly, far better then forcing a square peg into a round hole if that is the case.  Exultant Democracy   May-22-11 08:57 PM   #66 
  - In 15-20 years, a therapist will be getting rich off these kids -  lynne   May-22-11 08:44 AM   #64 
  - Setting aside the kid's wellbeing...  lumberjack_jeff   May-22-11 10:20 AM   #65 
  - exactly  fishwax   May-22-11 09:38 PM   #71 
  - "It's a baby". I think it's hilarious.  Quantess   May-22-11 09:14 PM   #67 
  - yeah, I agree  fishwax   May-22-11 09:34 PM   #70 
     - Not saying they alerted the media, just saying that  Quantess   May-22-11 09:44 PM   #72 
  - Our 2 girls played with trucks and medieval swords, and wore brown and red...  Dappleganger   May-22-11 09:29 PM   #68 
  - many people seem to assume this is a recipe for disaster, but I'm not sure why  fishwax   May-22-11 09:32 PM   #69 
  - It's interesting in theory...  InvisibleTouch   May-22-11 09:50 PM   #73 
  - Keep in mind, this is a 4 month old baby who does not yet have a gender identity.  Quantess   May-22-11 10:06 PM   #76 
  - The real issue here is... that is an awful name for a girl or a boy...  Cid_B   May-22-11 10:02 PM   #75 
  - I am really curious as to what kind of jobs these kids are going  LisaL   May-22-11 11:01 PM   #77 
  - I'm sure they can join a commune or commit crimes or something...  Cid_B   May-23-11 04:27 AM   #84 
  - customer service.  Quantess   May-23-11 06:06 AM   #89 
  - Not too bad compared to the propensity of some parents to name their kids after--  eridani   May-22-11 11:33 PM   #80 
  - I know  Dorian Gray   May-23-11 05:11 AM   #85 
  - I think it's a fantastic name...  InvisibleTouch   May-23-11 12:50 PM   #101 
  - That is actually the name of a homeschooling philosophy.  Odin2005   May-23-11 12:56 PM   #103 
  - sounds like they have read a lot about stereotyping and socialization of genders  La Lioness Priyanka   May-22-11 11:35 PM   #81 
  - I suspect these are going to be some of the strongest, well-adjusted people  jtuck004   May-23-11 03:03 AM   #83 
  - I also say, good for them!  Quantess   May-23-11 05:35 AM   #86 
  - I think they should go all the way with it if they are going to do it..  snooper2   May-23-11 09:13 AM   #100 
  - Why does anyone feel owed the right to know this kid's gender?  Heidi   May-23-11 06:24 AM   #90 
  - Whatever.  HappyMe   May-23-11 08:46 AM   #93 
  - This story is interesting to me...  logosoco   May-23-11 08:46 AM   #94 
  - I really don't have much of a problem with this.  lightningandsnow   May-23-11 08:50 AM   #95 
  - They are raising their kid based on a fictional book  snooper2   May-23-11 09:02 AM   #96 
  - Parents the world over do exactly the same thing.  Heidi   May-23-11 01:32 PM   #104 
     - you have a pretty damn good point  snooper2   May-23-11 04:33 PM   #105 
  - I'm surprised the two older brothers haven't spilled the beans yet.  Pool Hall Ace   May-23-11 09:09 AM   #98 
  - What awful parents! Teaching their kids to have an open mind. How dare they!  chrisa   May-23-11 09:10 AM   #99 
  - wow. weird thing to do.  Liberal_in_LA   May-23-11 07:20 PM   #106 

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