Genderless: Sex and Children

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Week 4: Interview Paper Much like the outburst that same-sex marriage caused, we are now seeing the advent of arguments for "genderless parenting"; the idea that all a child needs is love and it's irrelevant whether the loving persons are male or female. Now we have "genderless kids." Kathy Witterick and David Stocker, the parents of Jazz (5), Kio (2) and four-month-old Baby Storm want to rear and love each of their children, not as their daughter or son, not as a girl or a boy, but as just their child. At one level, this concept is not a bad thing. It's a statement of unconditional love for one's child, simply because he or she is one's child, and it stands as a small counter-statement to the abomination of the millions of missing…show more content…
Far from everything that makes each of us as we are and matters to us as a human being is open to choice. The new field of epigenetics is showing us, from one scientific perspective, just how complex the interaction of nature and nurture is in forming who we are and who we become. There is also arrogance in ignoring millennia of human wisdom of what we need to become as fully actualized persons as we can be. This does not mean that we must not change or not continue to evolve socially, including with regard to respect for girls and women, but in seeking to do good, we must be careful that we do not do serious harm to individuals or society. (See below for attached interview) Week 4 Interview In the midst of a controversial “storm”, I have found a great interest in the unique concept of raising a genderless child. One of the main reasons for my sincere interest in this particular topic lies is the fact that this method of parenting is considered to be taboo by many. While the world we live in today has become accepting of an array of practices, this topic seems to have been greeted with a large amount of rejection. The type of research I plan to conduct is in the form of ethno methodological inquiry and analysis. In an effort to be fair and receive input from various mindsets, I have selected five unbiased individuals to interview. Due to the nature of this project and the topic I hand, I will eliminate any identifying factors about the people I chose
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