Saturday, September 26, 2009

good luck raising that gender-neutral child

In this interesting Salon article, Lise Eliot explains how slight biological differences in boys and girls can turn into a yawning divide in adults.


  1. Great article.
    I wounder of the Swedish child is intersexed and the parents are waiting for the child to define hir self.

  2. When I went for my surgery, there was an intersexed child who was having hers. It was then that I realized that "gender neutral" is an oxymoron. Most of us combine some aspects of masculinity and femininity and, of course, one or the other predominates. But even in the most seemingly sexless or genderless person, one does not cancel out the other, which to me is what would have to occur in order for someone to be "gender neutral."