Today the blog Feminist Philosophers turned me on to some articles about a Canadian couple who have decided to raise their child without a gender… And a usual there are people who are upset by their choice.
As those of you who are close to me know, I am guilty of gendering babies myself. I would say that fixing cars and gendering children are the issues about which I slide on most when it comes to my feminist bent. I rely on my husband to always take the car to the dealership or auto body shop, so much so that you would think I was allergic, and I want to buy girls pink things! But I’m not sure I’m right – in fact I know I’m absurd. What does pink have to do with girls? – other than the social association of female with all that is “pretty,” which ultimately condemns us to a future of the body image issues and princess obsessions. (And perhaps even a state of disempowerment).
Not sure. Not sure. I know one thing though – This totally makes me want to move to Canada. Too bad it’s so cold.
Tell me what you think…