Is giving a third gender option fair?

Posted: August 18, 2013 in Health, Thought Prevoking
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In Germany as of Nov. 1 they will be the first European country to allow a parent to identify their child a boy, a girl, or third gender. Third gender meaning the child cannot clearly be identified, because they have both male and female bodily parts. A court decision led to the change to help intersexuals or commonly known as hermaphradites identify themselves instead of being told who they are?

What do you think of this decision?

I think it shows advancement in the way we look at gender and consideration for those born with both attributes. My concern is now it could lead to the child being labeled into this third group when they themselves may not want to be looked at as a third gender. I don’t know this is all new to me.

 

What could be the repercussions of this decision?Image

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Comments
  1. Shadow says:

    I think it’s great Germany has done this. Maybe other countries will follow suit. As long as these children are able to identify as male or female if they so choose, I don’t see any problem. This is a vast improvement over the horrible “corrective” surgeries many intersex children have had to endure. Maybe this signals a broadening of our understanding in regards to gender.

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