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Monday, May 23, 2011

Parents Keep Baby's Genitals a Secret

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Mon, May 23, 2011 at 2:29 PM

Here's a story that seems tailor-made for Blogtown's Judgment Patrol™. A pair of parents in West Toronto refuse to let anyone know the gender of their four-month-old baby, Storm. From Canada's The Star:

While there’s nothing ambiguous about Storm’s genitalia, they aren’t telling anyone whether their third child is a boy or a girl.
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.
“When the baby comes out, even the people who love you the most and know you so intimately, the first question they ask is, ‘Is it a girl or a boy?’” says Witterick, bouncing Storm, dressed in a red-fleece jumper, on her lap at the kitchen table.
“If you really want to get to know someone, you don’t ask what’s between their legs,” says Stocker.
When Storm was born, the couple sent an email to friends and family: “We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now — a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...).”

Hmm. Okay, Blogtownies—LET'S GO TO THE POLLS!

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