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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It is an experiment.
    They have no real idea that it will do anything, it's only based of their believe that gender is a social construct.
    I don't think they said anything about gender being a social construct. Could you point out exactly where they made that argument?

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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I don't think they said anything about gender being a social construct. Could you point out exactly where they made that argument?
    Their actions lead me to believe as such.
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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Well, it is and it isn't. Gender is inborn, but the way societies typecast being a given gender is mostly constructed.

    Within that there are common trends - generally true things about the way the genders behave - but that girls wear pink and boys wear blue is a construct.

    In others words, gender itself is not a construct. But what a given society thinks that means is.

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    You don't think it's interesting that transsexuals specifically have opposite-sex brain markers? It isn't really claiming to know the cause - just that we see this in transsexual people.

    Chromosomal males with adrogen insensitivity may have a partially or completely female physical presentation, depending on their degree of insensitivity. But even when the insensitivity is only partial, and they may have ambiguous physical sex, they almost always have a female gender identity regardless of whether they were assigned physically male at birth.

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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This is just plain sick, and disturbing. These people must trying to get attention while claiming their not. I can think of no logical explaination, for this.

    I have to wonder if there may some long term damage to the child that might come from this.

    By the way, it looks like a little boy to me.
    Reminds me of something done in colonial New England. The community at large pretty much had to know what the gender of this adult individual was, as this person switched roles from time to time, and place to place. They had a trial and everything. Interesting to look at, really.
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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Their actions lead me to believe as such.
    Their words indicate that they are simply allowing their child to develop naturally without social constraints. I don't think I have read anything to the extent that they believe gender is purely a social construction. That is simply your uninformed assumption.

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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Their words indicate that they are simply allowing their child to develop naturally without social constraints. I don't think I have read anything to the extent that they believe gender is purely a social construction. That is simply your uninformed assumption.
    The use of "naturally" is dubious.
    English developed the gender modifiers "naturally" therefor it is natural.
    It is my assumption based on their actions.

    Gender exists because of the division of labor, that has brought humanity to were it is.
    For some reason, I just don't think it's wrong.
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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I believe that this is the point. However, at what point does raising a child as one wishes conflict with the rights that the child has under the Constitution? I believe that the discussion should be centered around this point. Where is the line to be drawn? I would say that, as long as the child is not deprived of his / her inherent Constitutional rights, then the parents are not breaking any laws.
    We frown on parents that abuse their children for all sorts of different things, whether real or imagined. I see no difference here. Whether one thinks it is abusive is a matter of opinion, and generally people that attempt to muddy the waters with talk of gender/sex... sex/gender usually have a dog in the race.. Gender may not be something easily defined, but I sure as hell know it when I see it; the lack of a clear definition for gender should not be a barr to reason.


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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

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    Re: 'Genderless' Child Ignites Firestorm in Canada

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    But there isn't anything to indicate that these parents are going to do anything that will hurt their child's gender identity. It seems like they are trying to see which identity the child naturally identifies with, while influencing that as little as possible.
    Storm's oldest brother wears a pink dress and long pigtails and the 2nd oldest brother is often mistaken for a girl. I would call that "influence".

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