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« on: January 21, 2012, 07:19:59 AM »
By Piper Weiss, Shine Staff | Parenting – 4 hours ago


It's a boy! And he's five. Beck Laxton, 46, and partner Kieran Cooper, 44, have spent half the decade concealing the gender of their son, Sasha.

"I wanted to avoid all that stereotyping," Laxton said in an interview with the Cambridge News. "Stereotypes seem fundamentally stupid. Why would you want to slot people into boxes?"

Laxton, a UK-based web editor, and her partner, Cooper, decided to keep Sasha's sex a secret when he was still in the womb. The birth announcement stated the name of the gender-neutral name of their child, but skipped the big reveal. Up until recently, the couple only told a few close friends and family members that Sasha was a boy and managed to keep the rest of the world in the dark. But now that he's starting school the secret's out.

For years, Becks has been referring to her child, the youngest of three, as "the infant" on her personal blog. But guarding the public from her son's gender was only part of her quest to let her kid just be a kid.

Sasha dresses in clothes he likes -- be it a hand-me-downs from his sister or his brother. The big no-no's are hyper-masculine outfits like skull-print shirts. In one photo, sent to friends and family, Sasha's dressed in a shiny pink girl's swimsuit. "Children like sparkly things," says Beck. "And if someone thought Sasha was a girl because he was wearing a pink swimming costume, then what effect would that have? "

Sasha's also not short on dolls, though Barbie is also off limits. "She's banned because she's horrible," Laxton says in Cambridge interview.

On a macro level she hopes her son sets an example for other parents and makes them reconsider buying their sons trucks or forcing their daughters into tights. She's seen how those consumer trappings affect how and who kids play with in the sandbox.

But the sandbox is just a precursor to the classroom. When Sasha turned five and headed to school, Laxton was forced to make her son's sex public. That meant Sasha would have to get used to being a boy in the eyes of his peers. Still, his mom is intervening. While the school requires different uniforms for boys and girls, Sasha wears a girl's blouse with his pants.

"I don't think I'd do it if I thought it was going to make him unhappy, but at the moment he's not really bothered either way. We haven't had any difficult scenarios yet." -- http://shine.yahoo.com/



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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2012, 07:20:27 AM »
::)  What do you think?


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« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2012, 08:05:24 AM »
para nako, O.A. ra kaayo ning mga magtiayona. why would the world care? kids in africa are dying due to hunger and malnutrition.
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this is the result: nahimong ba-yot ang bata.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2012, 05:22:29 PM »
labad ra pod ning mga tawhana.  who knows?  the next thing they'll do is send their dog to school because, well, he doesn't have to think that he's a dog. 
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Sama ra man ni sila kaway hinungdan sa bigots... :P


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as if their child is their trade secret. pagka-luoy sa bata nga gi-experimentohan.



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