You're absolutely right! Children born to parents with darker skin pigmentation should quite obviously bathe their children in bleach from a young age to aide in the prevention of teasing in schools later on in life! Children in requirement of corrective medical devices (glasses, braces, crutches) flatly shouldn't be allowed to even attend school or be seen in public, as obviously they're a right target for bullies and teasing; just think of what that level of harm is going to do to their mental health!? Oh won't you think of the children! Gender is just another useless social stereotype. My bits dangle, but other than some genetic markers allowing my bits to dangle (and somewhat affect my mental development and construction therein) I'm not markedly different from those other carbon-based Homo Sapiens about me that don't have bits that dangle. This doesn't in any way make me who or what I am, it is merely a fact of life that I have to deal with, which I focus on about as much as I do my laundry. The sooner we get over pointless social construct garbage like this the sooner we can focus on what really matters: hover-cars. I mean, come on, it's f****** two thousand, eleven already, where is my damn hover-car? You're missing the point: it's not choosing a gender, it's choosing a methodology of behaviour, dress and aesthetic that doesn't specifically conform to social norms. Despite what some films from the nineties may say, we cannot change gender randomly in a group composed entirely of a singular gender... My DNA has not been crossed with an African frog, so far as I know... And what are the French doing in Africa anyway? Seems a bit odd, that. But I digress, as physical gender is not what we are talking about: it's outward social interaction that is being discussed, which is being left up to the child to decide upon how to act and react to the world around them in gender-unspecific ways if it so chooses. Nobody has suggested (other than those opposed to this idea) that the parents are going to mutilate the little codger at the first sign that it takes a liking to a barbie doll (or a tonka truck, depending). That would actually be abuse and converse to a healthy mental state for the child, which somebody should step in and smack the parents for. However, as it stands the only way I see the child having issues is from bigoted cretins attempting to force a "normal" childhood upon it once it decides to dress up in a camo-patterned tutu with a flannel jacket, work boots and a stunning pink boa. Simply because you cannot deal with somebody stepping outside of your own ideals of gender stereotypes (irrespective of age) doesn't mean that it is wrong. Two things: the parents are doing their very best not to impose views upon their children; rather, by telling little Storm that it has a penis and therefore should dress in blue and play with trucks wile throwing mud at little girls would be to impose a view upon the child. Secondly, what the hell is a normal childhood? Nexxo can well back me up on the idea that the stereotypical North American household as portrayed on television is not just as far from typical as it can be, but is also among the worst ways to raise a well-adjusted human to adulthood. To take this on a personal bent, I was terribly abused as a child, but have a good gender identity, am well read, successful in life (to my own standards), am quite physically and mentally fit, and very well adapted within my social world, so should what I went through be considered the normal and approved of methodology? Are all of these the only qualities one wants for all humans? Should we beat our children daily using whatever we can get our hands on? Yell and scream at them that they're not wanted, that you wish them dead? Allow them to be sexually abused by friends and family, turning a blind eye? I'll go out on a limb here and say: probably not, that we want whatever we can for our children. But hey, if the ends justify the means, then I guess somebody like me and my childhood should be held the exemplar. After all, I made it! I'm sure anybody put through the same situations would as well... Without question, yes. I'm disgusted on a daily basis by those asserting their stereotypical gender-specific traits, vying to sweat the most testosterone in the room in some vein attempt to attract what they only perceive as meat; cannon fodder for the conquest. More parents doing exactly what these two are would go a long way to reducing the perverse sexual abuse that goes on in our society through the idolization and over-sexualization of youth and youthful (yet unhealthy) bodies, and the dilution of the social disallowance of current taboos in dress, attitude, and aesthetic.