Other than the obvious argument that poor “Storm” is probably going to be pounded into rubble when school starts (“hey I know you’re not supposed to hit girls, but no one will tell what Storm is, so let’s just assume it’s OK to beat “it” up!) there are multiple problems with the idea of keeping the baby’s gender a secret so “it” can explore for “itself,” that would be obvious to these self absorbed parents if they were just a little less … self-absorbed.
1. Mom seems convinced they are doing a wonderful thing by shielding this poor child’s sponge of a mind from outside influence and just letting it be free to develop as it will, and yet she publicly says things such as: “the whole world must know what is between the baby’s legs is unhealthy, unsafe and voyeuristic. We know — and we’re keeping it clean, safe, healthy and private (not secret!).”
So, just to check in – letting people know whether you’re a boy or a girl and therefore allowing them to make assumptions about your genitalia (since they have them too …) is unsafe, unhealthy and voyeuristic. THAT is what Storm is going to learn in place of “you’re a boy.”
2. While Mommy and Daddy seem to want everyone to see them as non-judgmental and highly respectful of the intellect of a baby, they still seem to take their own child for a fool. Children learn through all five senses people, not just what they are told by their godlike parents. In fairly short order, Storm will most likely know much more about “its” gender than those oh-so-humble-and-progressive parents think, and the lack of guidance will be deafening. This reminds me of the kinds of parents who think that if they never, ever show, speak of or allow their little boys to see a firearm, that somehow those little boys will grow up to be pacifists who are somehow agnostic towards guns. Then one day they see those little pacifists out in the yard pointing sticks at each other yelling “bangbang!!” Hm.
3. If Mommy and Daddy really wanted little Storm to grow up in a perfect freedom-from-information bubble, why are we all reading about this in the paper? Oh, right …