Chasing Storm: Identity is Important - Part II

At this point, what haven't we heard about four-month-old sexless Storm? From the minute the story hit the papers, we've been hit by opinion after opinion, pretty much split 50/50 support versus criticism.Let's start with me. My twins are my daughters because that is physically what they are. There is no question that biologically they have been born girls. They are XX. That is what they are....more

Keeping Gender a Secret Based on a Book? How Long Will It Last?

I can imagine that'd be exhausting to try to hide the gender of your baby, yes, because it is almost the first question anyone asks. I sympathize with the couple to some extent -- it's true, as a culture we do expect very different things from boys and girls, some of us more than others. And even when you're aware of this and try not to impose silly and arbitrary expectations on your kids, you're still a product of your own social conditioning. You're also, however, a product of your biology....more

I guess the reason this doesn't sit well with me is because it's pretty clear -- at least from ...more