The other day I came across a few different articles explaining how a well known high end store were taking away the usual boys and girls search and labels on their children’s clothing, making them gender neutral.
I saw that there was huge backlash for this, and I can see why. In a world where we are still obsessed with labels, isn’t gender neutral just another one?
In regards to my own daughter, I would allow her to express herself in any way she likes, be it going for a pink fluffy dress or wearing a garment that was considered “boyish”. Everyone has the right to be who they want to be and wear what they want to wear.
But this current move begs the question, why take away genders altogether, and then slap yet another label on, but this time its like one that’s invisible.
Did anybody ever think that maybe some boys like to wear dresses because it’s feminine? And vice versa, if a girl wants to opt for something normally suited to boys?
There are so many people out there who are forever fighting to be accepted for their gender, whether that be the one they were born with, or the one they felt they always were.
It’s like the world not accepting it but then saying “it’s ok guys, just be genderless and we’ll accept it!”. But there is no such thing as genderless. We as a species all have a gender. It is physical, it is not a state of mind.
Will we not confuse our future generations if this goes on? Will we just all blend as one and not talk about sex and pretend that nobody has an assigned gender at all?
Be accepting to all individuals, that is the most important thing of all. But taking labels off children’s clothing? What is the point?