The Gender Trap, Part 2


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In May, 2011, a Toronto family decided not to reveal the sex of their newborn baby. Only nine people in the world know whether baby Storm is a boy or a girl. The parents believe that, like stereotypes about race and class, gender stereotypes constrict individual identity.. When the story of Storm became public, controversy ensued. IDEAS producer Mary O'Connell takes up the story and the debate.


Related Books

The Truth About Girls and Boys
by Rosalind Barnett, Caryl Rivers, published by University of Columbia Press, 2011.

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006.
 
Transitions from the Heart: Stories of Love, Struggle and Acceptance by Mothers of Transgender and Gender Variant Children,  published by Cleis Press, 2012.

Unconditional Parenting by Alfie Kohn, Atria Books, 2005.

The Little Hummingbird by Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, published by  D & M Publishers, 2010. 

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