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What do you think? Call you child a hen instead of a boy or girl?

http://shine.yahoo.com/team-mom/kids-raised-gender-neutral-society-sweden-thinks-033400030.html

 
luvmygrandbaby

Asked by luvmygrandbaby at 3:22 PM on Apr. 13, 2012 in Politics & Current Events

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  • That is beyond goofy. They can call them anything they want but that isn't going to change the fact that there are girls and there are boys...period. Removing free play because that's where gender roles are created and cemented is just as rediculous. It's basically saying there is something wrong with girls liking some things better than others and boys likeing some things better than others. Can't have them thinking there are differences between boys and girls even though any child can clearly see that there are. What about bathrooms...are they making those gender neutral also?
    meriana

    Answer by meriana at 9:41 AM on Apr. 15, 2012

  • No my child is not an animal lol..
    mommys2cupcakes

    Answer by mommys2cupcakes at 3:27 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • Arent hens female chickens? And roosters are boys?
    Soooo they are calling all kids girls?
    momof030404

    Answer by momof030404 at 3:42 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • Lol honestly I think its dumb. I would not call by children hens.
    LoViNmYbAbIeSs

    Answer by LoViNmYbAbIeSs at 3:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • They are prohibiting free play? That's probably the biggest mistake they could possibly make.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 6:00 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • Oh good grief....
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 6:36 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • No. I've been known to refer to my family as a brood but that's as far as I'll go.
    sopranomommy

    Answer by sopranomommy at 4:35 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • Whatever. To each their own. I will raise my kids my way, others are free to raise their kids their way.


    I know a little girl that hates everything girl. Her parents buy her boy clothes and she only likes sports geared toys. When they go to the community pool she doesn't wear a shirt and wears swim trunks (she is very young, so you wouldn't think anything of it if you saw her, just that the kid's hair is a little long. She isn't encouraged to dress like a girl or play with dolls. They just accept her as she is, like any parent would I would hope. No need make a big deal about it.  

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:43 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • no dv's please people!!!
    Quinn, it wasnt about them dressing different etc, it is about not calling them what they are are boys and girls, but you are right....to each his own, I will call my girls ( even my gay daughter) girls- she actually is offended when she is referred to as a boy but she looks like one.
    luvmygrandbaby

    Comment by luvmygrandbaby (original poster) at 10:04 PM on Apr. 13, 2012

  • Well, I get that, but it's similar in a way. While the little girl I know has parents that will accept her no matter what she decides, they are giving her the option to be who she wants to be, where as the foreign parents are just trying to not push gender on their child. I would rather let my kids decide who they are instead of removing gender from the equation. I just think that would be too difficult to refer to friends as him or her, yet not refer to my child in the same sense.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 11:13 PM on Apr. 13, 2012