It’s Pop!


Today, via the Motherlode blog on the New York Times website (love the name), news that there is a two and a half year old child in Sweden named Pop, whose gender the 24-year-old parents of Pop are keeping a secret. From everyone. Except the handful of people who have changed Pop’s diaper. Sometimes Pop wears pants, and sometimes a dress, and Pop’s parents plan to keep this up for as long as possible, in order that Pop might “avoid being forced into a specific gender mould.”

Holy cow.

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VenusPandora July 7, 2009 at 2:58 pm

So, other than "holy cow," how do you feel about that?

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Amy July 9, 2009 at 12:23 pm

Oh God. I feel that there is little more I can say that isn't thoroughly covered by the comments on the NYT site where it is first cited. I think Pop is going to be screwed up for life, is what I think.

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thedorkygirl August 9, 2009 at 2:16 am

I read a book about that in the sixth grade. "Are you a little boy or a little girl?" "I'm a little It."

It was a children's book with lots of pictures and very awesome. I loved San Francisco schools! Funny enough, I also read "The Child Called It" in sixth grade…

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thedorkygirl August 9, 2009 at 2:19 am

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