- Oct 21, 2011
- Basic Beliefs
interesting clip from Ibram Kendi, which I think makes sense:
There should be a way to gently figure out the reasons why a girl like his daughter would make such a statement - without putting a thumb on the scale either way.
The easiest way to solve these problems is, in my particular opinion, to not actually press assumptions of gender on your children and let them come to their own conclusions on the matter.
As it is, my husband and I are totally planning a big gender reveal party where the reveal is something along the lines of "LOL, we have no idea and what is in their pants is none of your business!"
Our goal, if kids are in the cards, is to let them make their own damn decisions about who they are, what toys/peers to play with, and to protect their privacy from those who would foist their assumptions on them.
This is so much easier to do in theory. Still, the culture is moving in the right direction and I hope someday we can stop pigeon holding genders.