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David Stocker and Storm Mr Stocker and Ms Witterick say the decision to keep Storm's sex a secret was "a tribute to freedom"

A Toronto couple are defending their decision to keep their infant's sex a secret in order to allow the child to develop his or her own gender identity.

Kathy Witterick and David Stocker have been widely criticised for imposing their ideology on four-month-old Storm.

The family were the subject of a recent profile in the Toronto Star newspaper.

In an e-mail, Ms Witterick wrote that the idea that "the whole world must know what is between the baby's legs is unhealthy, unsafe, and voyeuristic".

Ms Witterick, 38, and Mr Stocker, 39, have also been criticised for the manner in which they are raising their two sons Jazz, five, and Kio, two.

The boys are encouraged to choose their own clothing and hairstyles - even if that means wearing girls' clothes - and to challenge gender norms. Jazz wears his hair in long braids, and the boys are "almost exclusively assumed to be girls," Mr Stocker told the Toronto Star.

The child's grandparents do not know Storm's sex, the Toronto Star reported, and have grown weary of explaining the situation, but are supportive.

In an e-mail to the Associated Press news agency, Ms Witterick, a stay-at-home mother, said a four-month-old infant was still learning to recognise him or herself, and said it was inappropriate to impose a gender identity on the child.


Added: May-28-2011 Occurred On: May-28-2011
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  • these people sound seriously fucked in the head.the fact that both their elder sons are "almost exclusively assumed to be girls," speaks volumes.

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  • All you so called "progressives" make me want to puke. You freaks make radical islamist look good. You can live your life any way you see fit but stay the fuck away from me and never try and impose your fucked up existence on me or mine.

    You "progressives" completely destroy everything you come into contact with.

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  • God.... what a freak show this world is turning in to.

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    • @EventHorizon2012

      It's always been this way, we just have more access to it now.

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  • These are the same types of parents that drive you up the wall at community events held by the particular school their children attend. Crazy ass ultra liberals who demand huge amounts of resources to be expended on "their" kid because "their" child is special.
    It wasn't too long ago we use to teach our kids to walk to school, and we were lucky to have a crossing guard. And along comes our Birkenstock Mommies and the Pony tailed effeminate Dad who complained about "stra More..

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  • "the idea that "the whole world must know what is between the baby's legs is unhealthy, unsafe, and voyeuristic""

    ummmm...Actually that statement is all of those things, plus crazy. The whole world would have never thought about what is between the baby's legs even knowing the sex of the child. She sounds like a pedophile in denial.

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  • Oh by the way everybody I saw a photo and ITS A BOY!!!!!

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  • Crackpot parents enforcing there "loony" belief's on their kids.

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  • Freaks. Child abuse. These are the kinds of sick individuals who are taking their children in to be diagnosed with gender disorders so that they have a medical excuse to use hormones and drugs to deform and disfigure the kid. They call it gender reassignment therapy. AKA sex change for children.

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  • These "parents" are using their children like guinea pigs for their psychological experiment in gender identity

    Reminds me of the case of David Reimer

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Reimer

    Look how his life turned out

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  • They should lose their Kid for this, they are unfit parents.

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  • Social experiment gone wild. If they are right they have gained nothing, if they are wrong they screw there kids up for life. They need to be taken away.

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  • isnt this how David Koresh started before he killed everyone at a compound in Waco, Texas.

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  • If it's a boy - He'll grow up to be a normal man.
    If it's a girl - She'll grow up to be a normal woman.
    That's how nature works!

    Homosexuality is a genetic disorder.DEAL WITH IT!

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  • I saw this in the star.com. what a bunch of cufkups.

    TOTAL copout - TOTAL parenting failure. They are too lazy to even try raising the offspring they created. Maybe the kids will decide to start huffing paint. "it's their decision".

    Toronto is an epicenter of the most fucked up political correctness - it's like that "Portlandia" show, but it's real. It was hard to leave, but I won't go back.

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  • Fucking morons.

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  • They should have named their baby Pat.

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  • The child needs to be removed from these whack jobs...

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  • Unadulterated child abuse. We need to be brought up knowing our gender. All this will do is confuse the children even more.

    I say remove the children from abusive parents

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  • OK 'mom' & 'dad', apparently you flunked a few important classes in school, so let me help you out a bit.
    If the child has a penis, it's a boy.
    If the child has a vagina, it's a girl.
    All you are doing is creating lives of confusion, self loathing and self destructive behavior for your kids.
    You are red diaper doper babies, and fucking idiots!

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  • I wonder if these folk like to drive down the road with tape over their eyes as well.

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  • Retarded, who cares what your kids sex life is!

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  • It's either Jose or hose B .

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  • Society, friends and culture can define what sexuality his/her will be just as much as the parents. crappy idea.

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  • The communist agenda is to eliminate gender difference. The truth is they are doing this with faggot marriage recognition So don't say, if it doesn't hurt or effect your personal life, then so what! your a communist.

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