Swedish parents keep 2-year-old's gender secret

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    Swedish parents keep 2-year-old's gender secret - The Local

    Can you take a guess as to whether these parents are liberal or conservative?
     
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    Did you ever think maybe Pop is both and there are waiting for he/she to decide what they want to be?
    Plus we can tell you are a conservative because you feel the need to question someone else's parenting skills.
     
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    Isn't it painfully clear that these parents have no parenting skills and no common sense either?

    And BTW, I've regularly proclaimed quite proudly that I am a conservative.
     
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    Interesting idea on how to raise your child.

    But ..

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    “We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mould from the outset,” Pop’s mother said. “It's cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead.”

    The child's parents said so long as they keep Pop’s gender a secret, he or she will be able to avoid preconceived notions of how people should be treated if male or female."

    .. I think they are ignoring that by presenting the child as a neuter, so to speak, they are putting it into a third category in which it may be perceived as a freak and that is also cruel.

    I wonder how long they can maintain the secrecy before the child starts to speak and identifies itself as a girl or boy?
     
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    Did you investigate yet as to whether, heaven forbid, they might be Muslims too? :tongue:
     
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    What does parenting skills have to do with telling people the gender of your child?

    Common sense? Thats the phrase people use when they feel something but have no rational basis for feeling such. Just because you act a certain way doesn't mean other people should.
     
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    Really! You are a conservative? I had no idea!:tongue:
    And no, there parenting skills just defer from yours.
    I always think it is funny that conservatives always play the PC card on liberals but when something doesn't fit in the social norm they are the first ones to call it out.:cuckoo:
     
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    I grew up with a kid in that situation. The child was allowed to live as a boy and a girl at different times. They were trying to figure out if the child was more masculine or feminine. In the end, it was decided it was a boy. There was surgery done to make it official. I think they got it wrong. He turned out to be the fruitiest gay man you ever saw.

    As far as the parents, I don't know about their politics. If they molested the child we could say they are more likely conservative.
     
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