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Best Friend, Children, and Dude: New York Magazine @NYMag 2W Follow Is it possible to raise your child entirely without gender from birth? Meet the parents raising theybies Is It Possible to Raise Your Child Entirely Without Gender? Some parents are trying. hecut.com 7:18 PM- 11 Apr 2018 <p><a href="http://burningmanonacid.tumblr.com/post/172996231095/feminists-against-feminism-rye-juice" class="tumblr_blog">burningmanonacid</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/172981293843/rye-juice-feminists-against-feminism" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="https://rye-juice.tumblr.com/post/172979930827/feminists-against-feminism-libertarirynn-i" class="tumblr_blog">rye-juice</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="https://feminists-against-feminism.tumblr.com/post/172978019973/libertarirynn-i-want-off-this-clown-world-this" class="tumblr_blog">feminists-against-feminism</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172975643934/i-want-off-this-clown-world" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>I want off this clown world</p></blockquote> <p>This will be remembered as “is it possible to raise your child out of something innate? No, but that didn’t stop us from violating them in the attempt”</p> </blockquote> <p>Wasnt there a couple who raised a boy as a girl cause of a botched circumcision, and he ended up killing himself? This is a shitty idea and no one can convince me otherwise.</p> </blockquote> <p>its the psychological equivalent. It’s a nonviolent cult idea, but a cult idea none the less</p></blockquote> <p>There’s a difference between raising “theybies” And raising kids without gender roles. Like I was raised very much without concern for gender roles. I wore boys clothing a lot of times to go play. My best friend was a dude and he played Ken in barbies but we would also play dinosaurs together. I got down and dirty and caught snakes and raccoons. Originally I was enrolled in dance classes, but at 6 I said I hated it and waned to do sports instead, so my parents enrolled me in soccer. When we went to mcdonalds and I got a happy meal, my mom would always ask “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” I turned out fine. That was a very good way to raise a kid because it never forced me to like this thing over that. It let me find my own interests and enjoy them without being shamed or told “thats not for you.” </p><p>However raising “theybies” is going to be reinforcing the harmful “thats not for you” because of the forceful aversion to anything even remotely representative of gender. Instead of allowing the kid to explore interests across a broad range, it’ll be about forcing the parents ideas of gender on to the child without letting the child explore their own personality, interests, etc. </p></blockquote> <p>Exactly. Like I’m not saying you can’t have kids with interests outside of their traditional gender roles. I dare say that’s entirely normal for many children. But there’s a big difference between that and this.</p>
Best Friend, Children, and Dude: New York Magazine
 @NYMag
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 Follow
 Is it possible to raise your child entirely
 without gender from birth? Meet the parents
 raising theybies
 Is It Possible to Raise Your Child Entirely Without Gender?
 Some parents are trying.
 hecut.com
 7:18 PM- 11 Apr 2018
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<p><a href="https://libertarirynn.tumblr.com/post/172975643934/i-want-off-this-clown-world" class="tumblr_blog">libertarirynn</a>:</p>
<blockquote><p>I want off this clown world</p></blockquote>
<p>This will be remembered as “is it possible to raise your child out of something innate? No, but that didn’t stop us from violating them in the attempt”</p>
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<p>Wasnt there a couple who raised a boy as a girl cause of a botched circumcision, and he ended up killing himself? This is a shitty idea and no one can convince me otherwise.</p>
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<p>its the psychological equivalent. It’s a nonviolent cult idea, but a cult idea none the less</p></blockquote>

<p>There’s a difference between raising “theybies” And raising kids without gender roles. Like I was raised very much without concern for gender roles. I wore boys clothing a lot of times to go play. My best friend was a dude and he played Ken in barbies but we would also play dinosaurs together. I got down and dirty and caught snakes and raccoons. Originally I was enrolled in dance classes, but at 6 I said I hated it and waned to do sports instead, so my parents enrolled me in soccer. When we went to mcdonalds and I got a happy meal, my mom would always ask “do you want a girl toy or a boy toy?” I turned out fine. That was a very good way to raise a kid because it never forced me to like this thing over that. It let me find my own interests and enjoy them without being shamed or told “thats not for you.” </p><p>However raising “theybies” is going to be reinforcing the harmful “thats not for you” because of the forceful aversion to anything even remotely representative of gender. Instead of allowing the kid to explore interests across a broad range, it’ll be about forcing the parents ideas of gender on to the child without letting the child explore their own personality, interests, etc. </p></blockquote>

<p>Exactly. Like I’m not saying you can’t have kids with interests outside of their traditional gender roles. I dare say that’s entirely normal for many children. But there’s a big difference between that and this.</p>

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