Ridiculous. Boys and girls ARE different! Should they be forced into cookie cutter traditional strict gender roles? No! And by that I mean don’t freak out if a boy plays with a doll or a girl loves cars. But to try to make people genderless is ridiculous.
I think this is ridiculous. You can't ban "him" and "her" because no matter what they're still a "him" and "her". I would much rather refer to someone as "him" or "her" instead of an "it". How insulting and demeaning. I don't believe in gender stereotypes. Girls are girls and boys are boys. End of story. There is nothing wrong with boys playing with girls toys or vise versa, the only one that makes it a stereotype are those whom raise their children that way. It's all in how you raise them. My daughter plays with cars and dinosaurs as well as her dolls and dress up. That is ok with me. If I had a boy and he wanted to play with his sisters dolls...that would be ok with me. I think people need to get the hell over this crap. I will not refer to my child as an "it". She is a SHE. She's a GIRL. Nothing is changing that.
Isweettigeress, I could not have said it better myself. My girls are girls and nothing will change that. Do I care if they play with cars and dinosaurs. Heck NO!!! I would find it demeaning if they call all people "it". Thats like calling a person a dog or something.