A Florida family is choosing to raise their baby gender neutral. Instead of a baby, they are calling it a "theyby." How crazy is that?
According to a report from WTSP-TV, Ari Dennis, the mother of Sparrow, believes that her child's genitals have no impact on her child's gender.
Florida family is raising a gender-neutral ‘theyby’: ‘Chose to acknowledge [that genitals] don’t indicate anything about gender’ https://t.co/O07TdDZtKy
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"We did not assign a sex at birth, which means when they were born, they had genitals, we know what they are, we just chose to acknowledge that those genitals don't indicate anything about gender," she explained.
Sparrow will be able to decide his or her own gender when he or she is older. Under "sex" it says "unknown" on the birth certificate.
So what inspired Dennis to raise a genderless child? Their other child "discovered gender around the age of four."
"We are in no way prohibiting Sparrow from having a gender, and we're not forcing them to be one gender or another," Dennis explained. "People will be like, 'Oh, the child will be confused!' No. If gender is really something in you, then no one's going to change that."
This is part of an attempt to make sure Sparrow won't be placed in a box.
"There's nothing wrong with pink. There's nothing wrong with blue," Sparrow's mother said. "There's something wrong with forcing kids into roles."
Another example of this method of raising a child, per The Blaze:
Dennis' idea about gender-neutral parenting isn't brand-new; in 2018, two Utah parents revealed that they would not reveal their children's gender at all.
Similar to the Dennis family, the Utah family subscribes to what they said was the "gender creative" notion, where a child is permitted to choose their gender when they come to the ripe old age of 3 or 4 years old.
At the time of this writing, the Utah family's child — Zoomer — still appears to be gender-neutral.
These people are insane. How do you just disregard genitals and the actual sex of their children. Hopefully Sparrow is able to overcome the hand he or she was dealt in life and is able to lead a successful life.