In what’s been described as a major “YAAAAAAS!” for gender-neutral child rearing, a couple in Dunedin have announced that they will only be dressing their young child in outfits made from old sacks!
Tim and Noelle Fletcher said they were feeling “overwhelmed” by society’s demands to have their child fit in either option offered by the gender binary that “society enforces upon us”.
“We felt as though the best thing we could do for our little bundle of joy was keep it safe and warm in something that had previously kept potatoes, coffee beans and flour safe and warm, too” said Tim.
“Plus, with Noelle being an expert seamstress, (after having it forced upon her by society from a young age) we could make the clothes as comfy as possible”.
“We even managed to get rid of most of the itch – you can hardly see the large patches of irritated skin anymore!”
The Fletchers went on to add they were planning on giving their new child as much freedom to learn about itself as possible.
“We haven’t even given our new arrival a name yet” said Noelle. “The last thing we want to do is to box them into a life of sporting success as a ‘Chad’, the shitbaggery of a ‘Jaiden’ or commonness of ‘Mackenzie’.”
“Being a parent sure is tough!”