"I'm worried about the baby's soul": Sex therapist raises her child gender-neutral
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32-year-old sex therapist from the UK Christine Humbridge wants her son to determine for himself who he is — a boy or a girl. The kid plays with cars, but at the same time he is not averse to trying on a ballet tutu. So what will come of it?
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Kristin does not consider her way of parenting to be something out of the ordinary. During her long practice as a sex therapist, she has seen enough of crowds of unhappy people with problems determining gender identity. And all because they were not allowed to be who they are as children.
As a professional in her field, she does not want to injure the child's psyche and gives him the right to choose his own gender. So far, her son Jackson considers himself a boy, but one day he told his mother that he would become a woman with a nose ring when he grew up. Kristin was not at all scared by this statement, because she herself has a piercing, so it is very possible that this is just a nice compliment to her mother. And even if not, what difference does it make? The main thing is that the child is happy.
The British woman is also supported by her 36-year-old husband, who works as a risk manager. The couple is categorically against sexist stereotypes.
He has dolls, but also trucks. And there are about five dresses and shiny shoes in Jackson's wardrobe, but this does not prevent him from wearing shirts with monsters. In general, the baby wears everything he is comfortable in.
Kristin knew even before the birth of the child that she would raise him gender-neutral, and shortly before the birth she sent letters to relatives saying that she would have a boy. But the boy is only technically! So do not give all these stupid gender toys, and indeed any things that clearly define the sex of the child. Instead, Kristin and her husband decided to focus on the colors of the rainbow.
Kristin constantly corrects people who use gender-defining words in relation to her child, she encourages them to be replaced with pronouns. As for the three-year-old Jackson himself, while he is looking for himself, primarily through clothes, well, his parents support him in everything he chooses.
Kristin is sure that British boys become vulnerable because society encourages them to be tough and brave, and this becomes the main theme in clothing. Jackson also wears things of all types, and he often chooses "girly" toys.
Of course, Kristin is worried that her child will be bullied at school, but in this case she is ready to come and support him. In the meantime, everyone is happy with the situation, and most importantly, Justin is happy.
In general, the topic of gender neutrality is quite relevant for the UK, as well as the topic of gender-fluid parents. Recently, the heroes of one of the morning shows were Louise Daven, who was born a man and became a woman because of hormones, and her husband Nicky - he feels like both a man and a woman at the same time. Pansexual. The couple also wants to raise their child gender-neutral, but, alas, the couple is not subjected to the most pleasant pressure from society.