Canadian couple Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, Canada have announced the birth of their baby, Storm. Beside to obvious thought into the childs name something else was missing.
“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? …),” they wrote in an email to friends and family.
I am sure much to the dismay of friends and family who are confused about what to buy the child, they hold fast to not revealing the sex of the child.
“What we noticed is that parents make so many choices for their children. It’s obnoxious,” states Stocker, a teacher at an alternative school.
A VERY ALTERNATIVE school I would imagine.
Parents can make many choices for a child, but the gender of the child is not a decision that they can make. That is the sole decision of God almighty. Who are they to try to decide to keep Gods decision to themselves? Well theirselves, their two other children (both boys), a close friend, and the two midwives who helped deliver the now 4-month-old baby. Even the grandparents don’t know!
AS a grandparent, if my children had children and decided not to tell me what the child was I would spank the mess out of them like I haven’t done in over 20 years! Seriously, do I buy pink or blue onesies! SOME ONE TELL ME!!!
They say that kids receive messages from society that encourage them to fit into existing boxes, including with regard to gender. “We thought that if we delayed sharing that information, in this case hopefully, we might knock off a couple million of those messages by the time that Storm decides Storm would like to share,” says Witterick.
“In fact, in not telling the gender of my precious baby, I am saying to the world, ‘Please can you just let Storm discover for him/herself what (it) wants to be?!.” she wrote in an email.
That sounds like the typical homosexual recruitment propaganda that we hear here at Christwire all the time.
SO how/why did these canucks come up with this far fetched plan of androgyny for their child?
Stocker came across a book from 1978, titled X: A Fabulous Child’s Story by Lois Gould. X is raised as neither a boy or girl, and grows up to be a happy and well-adjusted child.
“It became so compelling it was almost like, How could we not?” Witterick said.
The couple’s other two children, Jazz and Kio, haven’t escaped their parents’ unconventional approach to parenting. Though they’re only 5 and 2, they’re allowed to pick out their own clothes in the boys and girls sections of stores and decide whether to cut their hair or let it grow.
Both boys are “unschooled,” a version of homeschooling, which promotes putting a child’s curiosity at the center of his or her education. As Witterick puts it, it’s “not something that happens by rote from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays in a building with a group of same-age people, planned, implemented and assessed by someone else.”
Because Jazz and Kio wear pink and have long hair, they’re frequently assumed to be girls, according to Stocker. He said he and Witterick don’t correct people–they leave it to the kids to do it if they want to.
But Stocker and Witterick’s choices haven’t always made life easy for their kids. Though Jazz likes dressing as a girl, he doesn’t seem to want to be mistaken for one. He recently asked his mother to let the leaders of a nature center know that he’s a boy. And he chose not to attend a conventional school because of the questions about his gender. Asked whether that upsets him, Jazz nodded.
Atleast Jazz, dispite his horrible name, knows what’s what. He doesn’t want to be turned into a little sissy but his leftist mother will not relent.
“Everyone keeps asking us, ‘When will this end?’And we always turn the question back. Yeah, when will this end? When will we live in a world where people can make choices to be whoever they are?”