Genderless Baby ‘Storm Stocker’ Ignites a Media Firestorm

by , 06/04/11
filed under: eco kids, Modern Kids

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Storm Stocker has a secret and it’s being kept by his or her parents. A Toronto couple recently ignited a firestorm by opting to conceal the sex of their baby, Storm, expressing that they wanted to allow their child to develop free from any preconceived gender constraints. As it stands the parents, Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, have only allowed their two older sons and midwives look beneath Storm’s diaper since the New Year’s Day birth. Some parents are in support of Witterick and Stocker’s choice, while others are up in arms. What do you think about letting a baby be genderless? Share your thoughts with us ahead.


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  1. MusicalMoneyMagnet June 5, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I too have been planning to do this (just as soon as I have a child).

    If they use English, which I assume they do, they (we all) will need to invent words to replace “him”, “her”, “his”, “hers”, “he” and “she”.

    Perhaps “vee” instead of “he” and “she”.

    Perhaps “vam” instead of “her” and “him”

    Perhaps “vams” instead of “hers” and “his”

    What do you think?

  2. anothervoice June 5, 2011 at 10:08 am

    I think the parents are being respectful of their child. Imagine how far any of us would go if we didn’t conform to others unrealistic expectations of us.

    Should be interesting, but it might not be, which is also cool.

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