I agree personality is not dictated by gender. I think I expressed it poorly in my earlier post. My son is the opposite of a "typical boy" as I was told they were. Yet now he's at an all boys school o see such a wide variety of personalities amongst his friends it's lovely.
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@VicPark I feel uncomfortable too. But many things parents do make me uncomfortable. This is one area I now think if it makes everyone happy, and is tightly regulated, with no access to Medicare, then maybe I can live with it.
Also on hair colour. Again doesn't this come back to gender? How often is a mans hair colour commented on? Sure his baldness is but his hair colour? Very rare I would hazard a guess.
So the fact a woman feels she's taken less seriously if she's blonde. Do blonde men have the same preconceived ideas against them?
So much comes back to our sex.
I just think gender selection is just setting you up for disappointed when your child decides they aren't going to be sterotypical - that's where I find it problematic. It's reinforcing archaic sterotypes. Which plays into the bigger issue that @Sonja has brought up for women who want careers and to be treated equally in the workplace.
So based on that logic someone would have to prove the harm to society of gender selection, for me to vote against gender selection in a plebiscite. Still might silently judge the parents, just wouldn't vote against it unless there was hard evidenced that society would be harmed.
But he doesn't get super heroes, cars or trucks, and doesn't really like sport. So if you wanted a boy to take to the park and kick a footy with he'd be a disappointment. He'd be up in the playground with the girls re-enacting scenes from Frozen.
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