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Germany now allows 'indeterminate' gender at birth. Should other countries follow?

  • Obviously. It comes down to a matter of simple terminology.

    Male and female are not genders; they are sexes. Sex is determined at birth by hormonal, anatomical and chromasomal factors at birth. Gender on the other hand, while inherently innate is shaped by social constructs. Nobody can know a child's gender at birth, so technically every child should be deemed indeterminate. It's up to every individual to find out which gender fits them best. The person and the person alone, can decide which gender they are, if any gender at all. Every country should follow Germany's example. Gender expectations are being decided before birth. If someone finds out they are having a female, they buy pink paint for the nursery. Making children conform to gender roles is child abuse because it is psychologically oppressive and destructive. Let's take away those predetermined expectations for what someone SHOULD be and let them flourish into what they CAN or WILL be.

  • Obviously. It comes down to a matter of simple terminology.

    Male and female are not genders; they are sexes. Sex is determined at birth by hormonal, anatomical and chromasomal factors at birth. Gender on the other hand, while inherently innate is shaped by social constructs. Nobody can know a child's gender at birth, so technically every child should be deemed indeterminate. It's up to every individual to find out which gender fits them best. The person and the person alone, can decide which gender they are, if any gender at all. Every country should follow Germany's example. Gender expectations are being decided before birth. If someone finds out they are having a female, they buy pink paint for the nursery. Making children conform to gender roles is child abuse because it is psychologically oppressive and destructive. Let's take away those predetermined expectations for what someone SHOULD be and let them flourish into what they CAN or WILL be.

  • Why Bother Classifying

    I believe that Germany has made a step in the right direction by allowing the use of, indeterminate, for a gender at birth. I belive other countries should follow, but I think we should step back and really ask ourselves why we are so determined to classify people as male and female anyway. Does it really help us in any specific way?

  • Indeterminate gender hurts nobody.

    If the rest of the world wants to follow Germanys course by allowing Indeterminate gender as a classification at birth, then so be it. The words don't hurt anybody and I do not believe there should be any controversy about it. Obviously the gender will become apparent over time, so why worry.

  • It will hurt families

    Their are 2 and only 2 genders: male and female. It is obvious weather your child is one of the two, so why would you want to have them go through their lives being classified as indeterminate? Besides once you have the baby, I don't think they make:
    "It's an Indeterminate!" cards! Also, think about everything they have to list their gender on.
    For example: job applications (I don't think they would hire someone who doesn't know their own gender).
    We should just stick to male and female. It would make our lives, and not to mention our kids lives, a whole lot easier!


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