Would you keep the sex of your baby secret for 11 months?

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handbagsatdawn
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Would you keep the sex of your baby secret for 11 months?

Postby handbagsatdawn » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:15 pm

Find this SO unbelievable. This couple didn't tell the grandmother of their baby the sex of their newborn for 11 months to avoid gender bias. Am I being naive? I just think that it seems a bit excessive?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_au ... x-a-secret

 
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rubyonrails
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Postby rubyonrails » Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:26 pm

I'm with you handbagsatdawn; love the name by the way  :D  I can't help but think its all a bit right on. What are they thinking will happen. Unisex clothes and gender neutral games (there are loads) would be quite enough I would think?
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Postby IrenaP » Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:52 am

From a practical perspective they didn’t let anybody else change nappies? For that alone it’s worth ‘announcing’ the gender.
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Postby Denwand » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:07 pm

Hmmm,

I think "Gender Bias" is a smokescreen since it would only affect a child as it grows beyond a baby and makes it's way in the wider world as it interacts socially with others.

I would guess the real reason for this is that the parents believe in the myth that sex is a social construct rather than a biological fact and are trying to practice that myth with their own child.
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Re: Would you keep the sex of your baby secret for 11 months?

Postby NoodleFan » Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:57 pm

Poor kid.
Hobbit?
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Postby juliantenniscoach » Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:17 am

Gender bias is pretty clear in that photo.  One's the dad, the other the mum.  These are the facts unless there is medical intervention or a rare biological quirk.  They can pat each other on the back with smugness as presumably they leaked the story.
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