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A Growing Number of Parents is Trying to Raise Gender-Neutral “Theybies” With This Bizarre Reasoning

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On the surface, the trend of gender-neutral parenting seems laughable: raising your child to not identify with their biological gender, to most parents and sensible human beings, seems impossible.

That’s not stopping certain “woke parents” from trying, though.

For some insane reason.

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These parents, unlike many on the left, at least seem to acknowledge that gender is biological, but they combat this pesky reality by literally hiding which gender their children are. No, seriously.

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In what some call the trend of “theybies” (“babies” isn’t actually a gendered term, but whatever), a growing number of parents are trying to raise their children in actual denial of the child’s “assigned” i.e. biologically determined gender.

The Daily Wire explains how this works:

“Is Zyler a boy or a girl? How about Kadyn? That’s a question their parents, Nate and Julia Sharpe, say only the twins can decide. The Cambridge, Mass., couple represent a small group of parents raising ‘theybies’ — children being brought up without gender designation from birth,” NBC News reports.

The answer is clear: Zyler and Kadyn, who are twins, each have a biological gender, but that gender is kept secret from friends and relatives, and even from the kids themselves (though potty training seems like it might require an in-depth conversation). The theory is that the less they-bies know about their gender, the less likely they are to be “pigeon-holed” into a gender binary.

There is, naturally, some criticism of parents trying so hard to strip their children of their biologically determined gender:

Not everyone thinks raising they-bies is a good idea, after all, much of the world isn’t woke enough to lack “gendering,” and raising a gender-neutral child could set that child on a path to confusion and bullying.

“Once your child meets the outer world, which may be day care, or preschool, or grandparents — it’s pretty much impossible to maintain a gender-free state,” one professor told NBC. “And depending on how conventional your community is, you could be setting your child up for bullying or exclusion.”

The they-bies’ parents NBC spoke to say they’re okay with that, because they’d prefer their child to be bullied than to be a bully, and they believe forcing a child into a gender is much more “coercive” than name-calling.

Progressives are so weird, it’s like everything they believe is counter-intuitive. They demand that everyone has a right to determine what their gender is, but turn around and try to raise children without a gender at all.

So which is it, is gender something definitive that one can identify for themselves as they choose, or is it something that should be ignored all together?

And isn’t the whole thing about transgender acceptance to reduce bullying for transgender people? So why brush off concerns that raising a child without a gender could set them up for bullying throughout their whole childhood? Do we suddenly not care about the supposed horrific damage bullying does to a child’s young, impressionable psyche?

Science (good old science) tells us that the vast majority of “gender-neutral” children end up identifying with one gender or the other, and of course, transgenderism is far less common than 2018 progressives would like you to believe, so parents who are trying to use the people they’ve been charged with raising as props for virtue signaling might not go very well for anyone:

Only .06% of the world’s population is authentically transgender, and woke parents who might want a more “progressive” bona fide — having a trans-gender or gender-neutral child — won’t get it simply by raising a child without gender roles.

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Maxine Waters Escapes Censure, Goes on MSNBC to Gloat

It certainly doesn’t appear as though Waters has learned her lesson.

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Maxine Waters is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to her vision of the role of violence in the political process. Back in 2018, the California Congresswoman told a group of constituents that they should confront staffers for then-President Donald Trump. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Then, just days ahead of the jury’s deliberations in the Derek Chauvin trial, Waters again suggested that Americans should be “more confrontational” regarding the case. This comment drew widespread criticism from her colleagues in Congress, and Maxine was soon facing a censure by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Now that this effort to admonish Waters has failed, the longtime Democrat seemed to take a victory lap on MSNBC. On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Tuesday, Waters knocked the censure efforts led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. The vote to table McCarthy’s censure resolution was 216-210 and split along party lines. “Of course, I’m criticized all the time, and of course, the Republicans make a target of me, but as you know, I am passionate on these issues,” Waters told host Joy Reid. “I’m so sorry that it causes pain oftentimes with my colleagues. Many times they’re in these districts where they are frightened, where they have a lot of racism, where they haven’t moved to the point that they can have a decent conversation about these issues and sometimes it’s very difficult for them. “But they stood up with me today,” she added. “They put…

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