September - posted on 05/25/2011 ( 72 moms have responded )
Witterick and David Stocker have decided to keep their baby Storm's sex a secret from the world and are attempting to raise him/her without a gender. The only people who know Storm's sex are his/her immediate family members, the midwives present at delivery, and a close family friend.
“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 s (he) wants to be?!.” Witterick writes in an email.
The Stockers have two older boys, Jazz and Kio, whose sex was not kept a secret. However, from an early age they have been given the freedom to choose clothing from both the boys and girls sections of stores as well as to decide what length to wear their hair.
The Stockers got the idea to keep Storm's sex a secret after reading X: A Fabulous Child's Story by Lois Gould, in which a child is raised not as a boy or a girl but as an X. The couple plans to keep Storm's sex a secret as long as the three children are comfortable with the arrangement.
Some of the Stocker's friends and family members have been supportive, but others believe that they are forcing their ideology on their children and setting them up to be bullied.
What do you think?