Friday, October 29, 2010

Wait Wait Wait! I Changed My Mind!

You'll see that the post before this one, regarding the new Kardashian credit card, is titled "Stupidest Thing I've Heard This Week." Yeah, that's not true. I mean, it's usually a good bet that KKar will earn the title, but this week she has been ousted by a Swedish couple who refuse to disclose their 2 year-old child's gender. The parents call the kid "Pop," offer him/her pants and dresses to choose from, and will reveal the child's gender when Pop himherself feels it's time. The mother explains, "We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender or mold from the outset. It's cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead." Look, crazy lady, I am ALL FOR challenging gender schema, and I hesitate to rag on anyone's individual parenting choices, but JUST STOP. Your kid is not a sociological experiment. You know what's crueler than forcing a child into a specific gender or stereotype? Forcing your kid to be the offspring of two militant, attention-seeking freaks. Just saying.

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