From WSJ’s “Best of the Web” Today:

FLife Imitates Monty Python

New Mother: "Is it a boy or a girl?" Obstretrician: "I think it’s a bit early to start imposing roles on it, don’t you?"–dialogue from "The Meaning of Life," 1983

• "A couple of Swedish parents have stirred up debate in the country by refusing to reveal whether their two-and-a-half-year-old child is a boy or a girl. . . . In an interview with newspaper Svenska Dagbladet in March, the parents were quoted saying their decision was rooted in the feminist philosophy that gender is a social construction. ‘We want Pop to grow up more freely and avoid being forced into a specific gender mould from the outset,’ Pop’s mother said. ‘It’s cruel to bring a child into the world with a blue or pink stamp on their forehead.’ "–Local (Sweden), June 23, 2009

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