24 May 2011

"It began as a offhand remark..."

... "hey, what if we just didn’t tell?" --

And then Stocker found a book in his school library called X: A Fabulous Child’s Story by Lois Gould. The book, published in 1978, is about raising not a boy or a girl, but X.

There’s a happy ending here. Little X — who loved to play football and weave baskets — faces the taunting head on, proving that X is the most well-adjusted child ever examined by “an impartial team of Xperts.”

“It became so compelling it was almost like, How could we not?” says Witterick.

"This is sad because these kids have no chance. They will always be screwed up. It isn't normal to be 'genderless'."

"Also, why do all their kids have stripper names?"
Posted by: slaw at May 24, 2011 12:10 PM


Rich said...

Child abuse writ large!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm interesting? I guess a genderless child raised by brainless parents.
What could go wrong ?
How progressive or should I say regressive?

Neo Conservative said...

anyone who seriously thinks there are no hardwired gender differences in children is borderline delusional.

i suspect these kids are gonna end up angry & lost... much like behaviourist b.f. skinner's daughter... who ended up suing her father in later life for using her as a lab rat.


Anonymous said...

"The only people who know are Storm’s brothers, Jazz, 5, and Kio, 2, a close family friend and the two midwives who helped deliver the baby in a birthing pool at their Toronto home on New Year’s Day."

Jazz, Kio, Storm, midwives, birthing pool? Frigg sake!
Was there a unicorn jumping over a damned rainbow there too?

Something tells me that "Storm" will become a "one punch" automated lunch money machine for the school bully.

Neo Conservative said...

yes, indeedy... a magical land where unicorns shit tootsie-rolls... that's where i wanna live.


Frances said...

So the parents read a work of fiction - with a contrived happy ending - and mistake it for reality?!? Idiots. Ironically, a lot of the 'non-gender' ideas are already used even by 'regressive' parents (though most would go for pink jammies and boy underwear rather than the reverse as in the book), while feeling a child's gender is to be celebrated rather than concealed.

Neo Conservative said...

"frances says... a work of fiction"

and they all lived "happily ever after".


Anonymous said...

I wish i could see a few years into the future when Storm, Kio, Jazz, Roast Pacific Salmon with Oregano ect ect. all get together
and toss mom & dad in a seedy nursing home to rot (Oopsy, I mean be cared for by "experts").

Then when mom & dad start showing some signs of senility after a couple of yearsa of solitary confinement it's off to a scumbag lawyer and onto a pompous assed, politically correct judge and (YAHOO!) it's lethal injection time! Y'know, so they can die with dignity - of course

Neo Conservative said...

i suspect mom & dad, with all this media attention, are just now beginning to appreciate the folly of their fairy-tale existence.

these are children... actual human beings... not lab rats in some carelessly constructed hippie-dippie maze.

never mind the stupid hobbit names... these poor kids are undoubtedly seriously fucked for the rest of their lives.

i'm with rich... where's the c.a.s. when you really need them?