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The notion of gender have been changed greatly since the arrival of the colonists, however, much of the gender ideologies and roles have stayed in the 21st century.  Colonial Women were expected to give total respect to the men and to obey them without question.The legal rights of Colonial women were few. Men dominated society and women were subservient to the men in her family, colonial women did not have the right to vote or serve on juries.(1) Anne Hutchinson was one of the first colonial woman to “fight publicly for religious freedom and for women’s rights—a brave and principled woman who had the courage to speak her mind freely in a male hierarchy that allowed women no voice.” (2) Hutchinson created alarm by criticizing about the proper role of women in Puritan society. She was not a retiring, deferential wife and mother, but a powerful religious ­figure in her own right. (3)In the course of time, after the women’s rights movement (1920), women received the right to vote and later in 1972 the equal rights amendment (4). There is a constant fight for equality between the notion of male and female, thus, it seems that with time we come closer to breaking some of the notions of male and female.Though I do not believe we can ever fully break from it considering that culture and society will keep giving meaning to an individual’s characteristics that will indicate the group ( either masculine or feminine) that society/culture believes it belongs to.In this regard the efforts of David Stocker and Kathy Witterick to raise their third child genderless may be too far. It seems to me that Mr. Stocker and Ms.Kathy have good intention but a poor understanding to the difference between sex and gender  which can explain their worry free attitude when it comes to their child’s’ posible gender identity disorder in the future. The parents of Storm state”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…”(8) sex refers to the biological differences; chromosomes, hormonal profiles, internal and external sex organs(5). Storm parents imply that they do not want to say the child’s sex because they want him/her to chose for itself ,however,sex is not something that can be chosen it is given. What can be changed within the child’s perspective is the child’s gender, since it is the characteristics that a society or culture delineates as masculine or feminine(5).I personally believe that there needs to be a clear distinction between the two in order for the child to not suffer from gender identity disorder. If the parents would have chosen to raise the child’s genderless they could have stated the sex while  refraining him/her from having social expectations for your children based on their sex.(6) but still made sure that the child feels supported and free to choose from either gender it feels correctly associated too. Of Course this is easier said than done however exposing and educating the child from a young age to both gender stereotypes/roles can help him or her decide what feels right for them. As of now,it seems that Storms parents are running the risk of creating gender confusion with their child.”Experts say that if your child doesn’t know about gender until they attend school or meet other kids, they’ll be confused about who they are, which will hinder their personality growth.” (7) .  David Stocker and Kathy Witterick plan does not seem realistic for the reason that “there’s no way you can avoid gender in the future, so exposing them to it early gives them more awareness on what they like and who they want to be.” (7) and unfortunately it may be so that even if Storm decides that it identifies as masculine or feminine society that is around him will end up defining him/her for him.