On traditional birth announcements, parents proudly tell their friends a few things about their newborn: The child’s birthdate, weight, length, and sex. One family in Toronto has opted not to share their baby’s sex with friends and family.
“We’ve decided not to share Storm’s sex for now–a tribute to freedom and
choice in place of limitation, a stand up to what the world could
become in Storm’s lifetime,” they wrote on the announcement.
The only people who know whether Storm was born male or female are the baby’s two brothers, a close friend, and two midwives. Even the grandparents have been kept in the dark (despite Whoopi Goldberg’s comment in the video below.)
The hosts of “The View” weighed in on the unusual situation on Thursday morning. “I don’t get it,” Joy Behar says. “It’s like, when the baby was born, they said, ‘Congratulations, it’s an it!'”
According to Barbara Walters, The “Today” show did a poll of 52,000 people, 11% of whom said this was a great idea, but 89% thought it was “terrible.”
“It troubles me that this seems to be some sort of social experiment where they’re using their child to send a message to everybody else,” Elisabeth Hasselbeck adds. “I think that’s selfish.”
“I get it,” Whoopi Goldberg says, noting that people used to think her own daughter was a boy because of the overalls she wore.
Watch the video below and drop us a line in the comments to let us know your thoughts.