Piers Morgan slams Florida parent for raising their kid as gender neutral

Ari Dennis on Good Morning Britain.

A  Florida parent has been harshly criticized for raising their children as gender neutral.

Ari Dennis is a 30-year-old who identifies as non-binary. They have two children, Hazel, eight, and Sparrow, one.

Appearing on TV programme Good Morning Britain today (6 March), Dennis explained their decision to raise their children as non-binary and using they/them pronouns.

Forcing gender on children is toxic

The guest also revealed they live in a multi-adult household and raise their children with two other adults, both transgender. Dennis is married to one and is in a relationship with the other.

Journalist Piers Morgan struggled to understand the reasoning behind Dennis’s choice to raise Hazel and Sparrow as theybies. He repeatedly pressed Dennis to explain their decision.

Morgan said: ‘I’m sorry to be a stick in the mud here.’

‘A two-year-old child hasn’t got a Scooby Doo about any of this stuff. The idea that you as a parent would even countenance the idea that a two-year-old child has any ability to form a serious conception of gender is ridiculous and actually damaging to that child.’

Dennis replied deeming ‘toxic’ to raise children with a gender.

‘Well, then, in that case, if a two-year-old child has no ability to conceptualize what gender is, isn’t it toxic that at two you’re telling someone you’re a boy because of their anatomy,’ they said.

‘If a two-year-old as a boy has no conception of what that is, doesn’t it make more sense that if a two-year-old doesn’t have any ability to process what it is, don’t process what gender is, let them be what they are which is a toddler. Which is really more toxic?’

Childism

They then went on to accuse Morgan of childism.

‘The idea you as a parent would even countenance the idea that a two-year-old could make their own decision,’ Piers continued.

‘I think frankly, I put it to you respectfully, is utterly ridiculous.’

‘Isn’t it toxic and bizarre that at two we conceptualize what a child’s gender is?’

‘I feel like what you’re expressing is a bit of childism,’ Dennis also told Morgan.

‘You’re against children making their own decisions,’ co-host Susanna Reid clarified.

Twitter had mixed reactions

The conversation continued on social media, where some are criticizing Dennis for their choice.

While others are praising them for staying calm despite Morgan’s questions.

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Meghan Markle may raise child with ‘fluid approach to gender’

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in 2017

At last week’s baby shower, Meghan Markle revealed that she is having a baby boy. However, it is alleged that she will not be imposing gender stereotypes on her child.

‘Fluid’ approach to gender

According to Vanity Fair, Markle confided in at least one of her friends that despite the sex assigned to her child, she will be raising Baby Sussex without gender roles. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex already planned a gender-neutral nursery, opting for whites and greys instead of blues.

‘Meghan has been talking to some of her friends about the birth and how she and Harry plan to raise their baby. Her exact word was fluid,’ a source close to Markle told Vanity Fair.

‘She said they plan to raise their child with a fluid approach to gender and they won’t be imposing any stereotypes.’

However, it is unclear exactly what this ‘fluid’ approach entails. Kate Hudson, for instance, announced back in January that she is raising her baby with a gender-neutral approach as well. Yet, these approaches void of gender stereotypes are a bit different from other approaches, where parents use gender-neutral pronouns for the children and don’t inform others of the child’s assigned sex.

Backlash

Not everyone was happy about this potential news out of Kensington Palace, though. Many online called the gender fluid approach ‘irresponsible,’ ‘absurd,’ and ‘against biology.’

Responding to criticism, Kensington Palace released a rare statement. In it, officials claim Vanity Fair’s story about Markle’s potential gender fluid approach to parenting is ‘totally false.’

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