thIs Zyler a boy or a girl? How about Kadyn? That’s a question their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, say only the twins can decide. The Cambridge, Mass., couple represent a small group of parents raising “theybies” — children being brought up without gender designation from birth.

From: “Boy or girl?” Parents raising “theybies” let kids decide

I found this article interesting, but couldn’t help but being a little “concerned” and I picked that word gently.  If you called me an old, white, conservative Christian guy,  you would be correct.

As such, I will be the bearer of bad news and point out two rules regarding the complementarity of the sexes. (The link is to an article that doesn’t share my opinion, but makes an argument for an opposing view)  Rule #1 is boys and girls are different and the differences complement each other.  Rule #2 is that while you may try,  you can’t change Rule #1.

What could possibly go wrong with their plan when the kids walk out into the real world?

I guess they will find out and I suppose there will be some thought-provoking comments on this post.

Sourced from NBC, via Drudge

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9 Responses to Really?

  1. Osyth says:

    I watched the video, read the article and I am at a loss to understand what the parents are really trying to achieve. I raised four girls. They are all different. They were not expected to be pretty in pink dolly worshippers though one of them certainly was. One of them played most happily with Action Man eschewing all the Barbies and baby dolls that the house was littered with. They are all well balanced young people. One is married, another has just split up with her long-term partner. The other two are single and all of them are self-supporting, decent, generous, loving and kind human beings. I do not think that bringing them up as ‘Theybies’ would have made a jot of difference. They identify as what they are. Girls. It was not forced upon them. Men and women are different and sometimes nature creases and produces a woman who identifies as a man or vice versa. Surely the most important thing is to accept and embrace seamlessly all the nuances that go to make up a population and to stop making it more and more complicated. Then, and only then we might be able to say that we really delight in diversity and that equality is a real thing.

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  2. misifusa says:

    I think life was simpler in our time. It’s hard for me to grasp these concepts honestly. While I accept however one chooses to gender themselves, I do not envy this generation and all of these choices. I’m grateful that I am comfortable in my physical gender of female and have been my entire life. My gender identity (is that what it’s called?) is a girl who likes boys. Simple for me and I’m happy with my life.

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  3. Candice says:

    Children don’t need another thing in their formative years to confuse them. The world will be hard enough to navigate as they grow.

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  4. There is an old saying that a rose by any other name would still be a rose. I have a deep seated feeling this applies to children as well…..raising them as “nothing” may be more impossible that those parents realize, unless they intend to raise them in a bubble, which is also kind of a skewed way to be raised.

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  5. Sue W says:

    What a load of fuss they are making about nothing! I have four daughters and a son. I dressed the girls as girls and the boy as a boy. All were given toys suitable for both genders. The girls displayed female tendencies from the very beginning, though a couple were obviously tom boys, we let them be. The boy was obsessed with aircraft, trains and cars but disliked football and macho games. I thought nothing of it and laughed it off, telling myself it wasn’t that different to the girls wanting to climb trees, help build a wall and chop the wood.

    I was wrong, our only son turned out to be Gay. I was horrified but to everyone else, including my husband, it had been obvious from a young age. My son didn’t choose this, it’s just the way he was born. Today he is a teacher who is loved by children and staff alike. He’s also the kindest, sweetest person anyone could hope to meet. His path was predestined and nothing to do with the way we brought him up. He chooses to dress like a man because he is a man and not because I chose to dress him as such when he was a child.

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  6. I say we just let kids be kids. Let them play with the toys they like. Let the climb trees or not. And all kids need to wash the dishes after dinner.

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  7. Margy says:

    One of my relatives decided her daughter would be raised without being exposed to girl things like pink things, dresses and dolls. That was easy enough to achieve in the beginning, because with a slightly older brother, there were lots of boy things in the little girls world. When the little girl was old enough to articulate a preference, she wanted pink things and dresses and dolls.

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