This is baby Storm – AKA IT. Baby Storm is five months old and doesn’t know if he/she is a boy or a girl. Why? Because IT’s Mommy and Daddy want Storm to develop his/her own sexual identity without having to conform to social stereotypes or bow to predetermined expectations associated with gender.
Rod Liddle over at The Sunday Times believes IT will “grow up to be a fascist and call it’s children James or Elisabeth.” I can’t imagine why Rod associates the names James and Elizabeth with fascists. I know, I know.
Anyways, back to this IT Storm. IT’s mother, Witterick (excuse me?) says,
“Storm will certainly need to understand his/her own sex and gender in order to navigate this world, but there has never been any question that within our family, the issues of sex and gender and the decisions relating to it are always open for age appropriate discussion.
The discussion that emerges not only “outs” people (in their rush to judge, they demonstrate the prevailing views), but also has the effect of helping people examine whether they truly do believe the status quo to be the best that we can do. Is this the best that we can do to grow healthy, happy, kind, well adjusted children?”
I’m sorry, I don’t know what any of this means. Poor little IT.