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1 Johnson1A Gender-Neutral Society Finding out the sex of the child is one of the most exhilarating moments parents experience when they start building a family. The moment that child is born, their sex determines the way they dress, compose themselves, and the type of toys and colors they should or should not like. Friends, family, and society influence what it means to be a boy or a girl, placing rigid gender expectations on children from a young age more than anatomy does. "Gender-neutral parenting is about breaking away from the gender binary and exposing children to a variety of gender types and allowing them to explore." (Godden). Gender-neutral parenting is on the rise in the century of growing individuality and acceptance. More people are wanting boys and girls to be raised with the same standards. The stereotypical approach of pink is for girls and blue is for boys or action figures are for boys and dolls are only for girls is no longer the only way people are starting to raise their children. Gender neutral parenting could further increase the acceptance of the LGBTQ+ community for future generations and allow children to express themselves with the pronoun they prefer to be called. Rushing into this concept could have catastrophic effects on society because not everyone accepts this way of parenting nor does everyone believe that this type of parenting is beneficial for the upbringing of a child. There are different types of gender-neutral parenting. There is the parenting style that allows children to play with the toys they like to whether it is said to be for the opposite sex or not, making the room color of the child neutral colors instead of pink or blue, and allowing children to pick their own clothes even if it goes against the predestined color for their sex.
2 Johnson2Another approach is the genderless approach is where parents keep the sex of their child away from family and friends and allow the child to determine their gender as they age. There is also gender-free teaching which is being enforced into some school systems such as a preschool in Sweden that is teaching children as early as preschool in a gender-neutral manner. (Scott). All of this is being instilled in the children of the incoming generation which is needed for everyone to

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