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    Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    One of the new laws taking effect this January in California, is one that states parents will no longer be required to state the gender of new borns when filling out the birth certificate:

    On Jan. 1, California is basically becoming a different state.
    Come September, parents won’t be required to list gender on their children’s birth certificates.

    https://qz.com/1168530/on-jan-1-cali...fferent-state/
    I personally think all of our modern day adult neurosis concerning gender, race, sexism and other psycho-babble crap du jour issues should be kept out of the lives of children.
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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    E pluribus unum. Maybe not all States will follow this but it's fine by me that a State wants to experiment with it, it strengthens our diversity and social knowledge.

    Judging from the Californian perspective, why should the State be involved in telling a parent which gender their child is? As gender is a social construct, it's none of their business. Their sex however is easily discernible, except of course in the cases of the intersexed.

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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    Great idea kids grow and develop at the same rate till seven or eight, but the stereotypes are socialised into them before that. Boys are encouraged to run, throw, climb rtrees all that "adventurous stuff, where girls are set towards quiet demure indoors life, and it shows when they arrive at kindergarten. This prog was about 8 yr olds.

    BBC - No More Boys And Girls: Can Our Kids Go Gender Free? - Media Centre
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    Crazy, crazy times we are living in.

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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    One of the new laws taking effect this January in California, is one that states parents will no longer be required to state the gender of new borns when filling out the birth certificate:



    I personally think all of our modern day adult neurosis concerning gender, race, sexism and other psycho-babble crap du jour issues should be kept out of the lives of children.
    Oh jeeeeeeeeeeeeez. I hadn't heard this one yet. How utterly and totally stupid. That's what happens when you have too many potheads. I don't see how they can do this when it comes to all sorts of statistics that need to be kept for the good of mankind, research, etc. Guess there can't be any discrimination any more though. Much harder to discriminate if there is no such thing as men and women. Seriously. If a "woman" files a discrimination case and it is later found that her birth certificate doesn't show she is a woman, then how can there be discrimination?
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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    What is the benefit of having an M or F on your birth certificate? I chose good because I genuinely see no real use for it.

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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    It's neither good nor bad, it's just kind of ridiculous.
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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    How is the birth certificate having no mention of gender "in their lives"? It's the absence of information. It's irrelevant.

    I wish you'd make sense in a few posts here and there to mix things up and keep us on our toes.

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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    Oh look, more liberal stupidity. Anyone surprised?
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    Re: Genderless Babies- Good Thing or Bad?

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    One of the new laws taking effect this January in California, is one that states parents will no longer be required to state the gender of new borns when filling out the birth certificate:



    I personally think all of our modern day adult neurosis concerning gender, race, sexism and other psycho-babble crap du jour issues should be kept out of the lives of children.


    I think it's ****ed up myself but.... Kalifornia....

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