This article in NPR asks if we’re seeing the end of gender. It points out recent incidents like baby Storm’s secret gender and the J Crew pink toenails kid as examples.
The article goes on to ask:
And so what? Does gender matter? In a country with the ideal of treating everyone fairly and equitably, do we really need to know if someone is a boy or a girl?
And while I think it’s great that attention is being paid to this topic, I do still think we’ve got a long way to go. These topics and situations are opening up dialogue, and I think that’s a direction we need to move in.
We are far, far away from making gender a non issue. These shifts need to happen as a whole for our culture. And maybe as we question gender, we’ll begin to notice small steps. Maybe it will start in not having to dress babies in pink and blue. And maybe everyone will rethink what it means.
What do you think? Do think we’re shifting? Do you think it’s the end? Or the other way around?