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US NewsMeet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender

11:00  17 september  2019
11:00  17 september  2019 Source:   evoke.ie

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A couple are refusing to reveal the sex of their 17 - month - old baby to their close family because they want to protect it from 'unconscious gender bias'. The couple , who are both circus performers, said their decision to dress Anoush in boys' and girls' clothes has led to 'some pretty confused looks from

Anousha is 17 months old and the couple dress them in both boys’ and girls’ clothes (Picture: BBC/Inside Out). ‘Eventually once our baby is old enough, they can obviously decide for themselves what gender they want to be , but for now we just want them to be able to grow up in their own little

Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender © Getty A couple in the UK has revealed they are refusing to announce their baby’s gender in a bid to protect them from ‘unconscious gender bias’.

Hobbit Humphrey and Jake England-Johns currently dress their one-year-old in boy and girl clothes and address the toddler using ‘they/them’ pronouns.

They have kept the child’s gender to themselves since birth, even their grandmother didn’t find out for nearly a year, when changing a nappy.

Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland Appearing on BBC One’s Inside Out, the couple who live on a houseboat near Bath said they are doing this as a way of stopping their child, Anoush, being treated differently based on gender.

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Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Jake said: ‘Gender-neutral refers to us trying to behave neutrally towards the child, rather than trying to make them neutral.

‘We’re not trying to make them be anything. We just want them to be themselves.’

The couple, who are both circus performers, has said that despite a few strange looks from old ladies, it has opened an important discussion around gender when people ask about Anoush.

Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender © Provided by Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited, t/a dmg Media Ireland

Hobbit added: ‘So much of gender bias is unconscious. When I got pregnant we then were having a discussion about how we were going to mitigate the unconscious bias.

‘And we figured that the only way we could do that was just not to tell people.

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So the Swedish couple who declined to say what sex their 2-and-a-half-year- old Pop was ? But what is wrong is a parent making a child hide who they are just for the sake of being “neutral.” Then it isn’t about raising a gender -neutral kid, it’ s about raising a child in our clone, and how free thinking is that?

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‘To use they/them pronoun for as long as we can, and create this little bubble for our baby to be who they are.

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Meet the couple who are hiding their 17 month old’s gender

‘Eventually, they will get told by somebody that pink is only for girls and blue is only for boys, and you can’t play with that because you are a particular sex.

‘That’s still a thing that happens these days. We’re just trying to protect Anoush from that.’

They are not the first to decide to raise their baby in this way as celebrities across the board have done the same.

Paloma Faith announced she would be raising her child gender neutral, along with Kate Hudson and Russell Brand.

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