A child identified as genderless by their parents…
Well…this is different…interesting to say the least…I would never do this to my child. But some people I guess are hell bent on making life difficult for their children.
Eight-month-old Canadian baby Searyl Atli Doty has just become the first genderless baby in the world…No Sea wasn’t born intersex. But rather Sea’s parent has insisted that their 8 month old be regarded to as genderless. So correct me if I am wrong but Searyl would not be referred to as a he nor a she…even though judging by the images posted on Sea’s parent’s Facebook, Sea looks like and is dressed like a boy.
Kori Doty who is Sea’s parent identifies as a trans non-binary, so Kori transitioned from female to male but doesn’t want to be identified as either. According to Wikipedia Non Binary describes any gender identity which does not fit the male and female binary.
A quick look at Kori’s Facebook page shows that Kori refers to Searly as they instead of he/she.
According to Pink News, Searyl got their national health card with a “U” entered in the sex category. Doty is appealing against the Vital Statistics Agency’s decision to refuse Sea a birth certificate, Doty did not submit a gender for Sea, so there has been no official birth certificate.
Doty is arguing that the authority, which registers all births, marriages, deaths and name changes, is in violation of Sea’s right to equal treatment and freedom of expression.
I do not gender my child. It is up to Searyl to decide how they identify, when they are old enough to develop their own gender identity. I am not going to foreclose their choices based on an arbitrary assignment of gender at birth based on an inspection of their genitals. Doty told Rossland News.
But one could argue that Doty violating their child’s rights by refusing to gender identify the child?I fail to understand why any parent would do this!
Doty further told CBC,
Doctors looked at my genitals and made assumptions about who I would be. Those assignments followed me and followed my identification throughout my life. Those assumptions were incorrect, and I ended up having to do a lot of adjustments since then.
On social media Doty uses the hashtag “#queerspawn” to tag their child on social media.
LET’S TALK! WHAT’S YOUR OPINION ON A PARENT LISTING THEIR CHILD AS GENDERLESS?
Image Credit: Kori Doty/Facebook