A Canadian couple has decided to keep the sex of their child unknown to the world, including the baby’s new grandparents. Kathy Witterick and David Stocker of Toronto, have decided that there is too much stigma attached to gender in the world today, and they want their baby, ambiguously named Storm, to decide what (s)he will identify with when growing up. "We've decided not to share Storm's sex for now--a tribute to freedom and choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could become in Storm's lifetime (a more progressive place? ...)," read their baby announcement.
The couple is no stranger to an alternative lifestyle. Witterick, un-schools her other 2 male children, Jazz and Kio, aged 5 and 2, and also allows them to pick out their own clothes in both the boys and girls section of the store. Jazz and Kio do have long hair and enjoy wearing pink, so they are often assumed to be female, but the parents don’t choose to correct people. They allow the children to make the choice to do the correction.
When asked when the couple will stop the gender guessing game, they often question back, “When will we live in a world where people can make choices to be whoever they are?"