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Couple reveal they are raising child 'gender neutral' and haven't even told close family their baby's sex

Couple reveal they are raising child 'gender neutral' and haven't even told close family their baby's sexA couple have decided to keep their baby’s sex a secret from close relatives in a bid to avoid gender bias.  Hobbit Humphrey, 38, and Jake England-Johns, 35, refer to their 17-month-old child, Anoush, with the pronoun, "they", and dress them in both girls' and boys' clothing. The married couple, who are members of the climate action group, Extinction Rebellion, have been accused of “virtue signalling”. However, they are keen to let their child, Anoush, choose their own gender identity when they are old enough, because they wish for them to “grow into their own person”.  Close family members have not been told the child’s sex and grandmother, Camille, only found out when she changed a nappy.   The couple, who live on a houseboat in  Keynsham, Somerset, discussed the ways in which they could challenge gender bias after discovering Ms Humphrey was pregnant.  Mr England-Johns told the BBC’s Inside Out: “The neutral in gender neutral refers to us trying to behave neutrally towards our child rather than trying to make them neutral.”  “Eventually, we decided that we wouldn’t tell people whether they were a boy or a girl … in order to create this little bubble for our baby to be who they are,” Ms Humphrey said.  However their decision has sparked some controversy. Rosa Freedman, Professor of law conflict and global development at the University of Reading, said: “While this is an individual case the worry would be that in the unlikely event many parents took up this way of parenting, that the NHS,  government, and service providers would not know what to plan for in the future as they would not know how many boys or girls exist.” “Parents concerned about gendered social construct would do better to fight patriarchy, homophobia and transphobia rather and try to virtue signal to their friends and communities so they can get praise.” The couple have said that the reaction to their decision has been mixed. However Mr England-Johns said: “But over a year in, it’s clear that we are serious and gradually people have got used to it.  “Although, that still doesn’t stop some pretty confused looks from old ladies in the park when they come up to us and ask if they’re a boy or a girl. It can take a bit of explaining. “We are quite good now at holding space for people’s discomfort in us going, ‘Oh well, actually we don’t tell anyone, we’re not telling anyone for now.”



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Trump defends Brett Kavanaugh amid new sexual misconduct allegations, says 'the lies being told about him are unbelievable'

Trump defends Brett Kavanaugh amid new sexual misconduct allegations, says 'the lies being told about him are unbelievable'President Trump defended Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh against a new report of sexual misconduct and accused the media of trying to “scare him into turning Liberal.”



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Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'Sophia the robot garnered media attention for her quotable moments and diverse facial expressions. Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded her.



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Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'

Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded Sophia the robot, who he claimed would have 'more empathy than a woman'Sophia the robot garnered media attention for her quotable moments and diverse facial expressions. Jeffrey Epstein told a journalist he funded her.



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A Muslim man told a Starbucks barista his name was 'Aziz.' The employee wrote 'ISIS' on his cup

A Muslim man told a Starbucks barista his name was 'Aziz.' The employee wrote 'ISIS' on his cupA Muslim man said his name is "Aziz." A Starbucks barista wrote "ISIS." Was it a mistake or discrimination?



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Trump reportedly told a Coast Guard admiral to give a statement defending his Hurricane Dorian confusion

Trump reportedly told a Coast Guard admiral to give a statement defending his Hurricane Dorian confusion"I showed the President the official National Hurricane Center forecast," US Coast Guard Rear Admiral Peter Brown said in a statement.



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Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anything

Maid of honor shows up to wedding in T. rex costume after being told she could wear anythingDeanna Adams told her sister and maid of honor she could wear "anything" to the wedding.



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Man told Starbucks barista his name was Aziz and she put ‘Isis’ on his cup

Man told Starbucks barista his name was Aziz and she put ‘Isis’ on his cupIn the same city where a Starbucks employee last year called police on black men for sitting quietly, two men in Islamic dress walked into a different Starbucks store for a drink.Niquel Johnson paid for three drinks in Philadelphia on Sunday, and in typical Starbucks fashion, an employee asked for his name. Mr Johnson, 40, told them "Aziz," his Islamic name pronounced ah-zeez. He has used it for 25 years – and "countless" times at that particular store.



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France says it told G7 partners "early enough" of Iran's Zarif visit

France says it told G7 partners "early enough" of Iran's Zarif visitFrance told its G7 partners of the Iranian foreign minister’s surprise visit for side talks at a summit as soon as it was possible, a French official said on Sunday, after the White House said the move had surprised President Donald Trump. Asked why other countries weren’t told earlier of the surprise visit, the Elysee official said: “They were informed early enough,” adding that the diplomatic situation was too sensitive. Iran’s foreign minister flew in for side talks at the G7 summit on Sunday as host France ramped up efforts to ease tensions between Tehran and Washington.



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Trump to re-open US consulate in Greenland after being told it's not for sale

Trump to re-open US consulate in Greenland after being told it's not for saleThe US says it will reopen its consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades – just days after Denmark’s refusal to sell the region sparked a presidential tantrum.Donald Trump angrily pulled out of a state visit to Denmark and dubbed prime minister Mette Frederiksen “nasty” for telling him that his wish to buy Greenland was “absurd”.



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