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Evergreen- Loving my girls Dylan age8, Ava age 4 and baby Georgia (6/3/11).
|Originally posted by ohiomama
What is the whole "baby X" theory?
|Originally posted by QuinsMami
i read an article in college about an 'experiment' that a couple did (i'm not sure if it was actually done or if it was just an idea the author had for the purposes of a discussion on gender roles) where a baby was given a gender neutral name, clothes, toys, as s/he got older had a gender neutral haircut, etc, and no one could really tell if it was a girl/boy.
basically, the idea is that most of what society defines as 'girl' or 'boy' are totally constucted from thin air and have no basis in nature. in other words, boys play with trucks and girls play with dolls b/c those are the toys they are given, and not necessarily b/c those are toys that they naturally gravitate to. same goes for how they play... boys are rough and tumble b/c they are taught that that is how they are supposed to play while girls worry about getting their dresses dirty b/c that is what they are taught.
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.
|Originally posted by PerfectLove
[B]Okay, I may be alone in this, but...
Just look at nature. Look at us! We have breasts with milk and wombs and nuturing hormones. Men have penis's and are taller and stronger and hairier! There is no denying we have different abilities, and were made for different things.
If my house was on fire, would a woman firefighter be able to pull dh out? Maybe not, but a man could.
If a newborn baby was left alone with daddy for three hours, would daddy be able to keep him happy? Maybe not, but mommy could.
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