Thursday 30 March 2023

‘Child Abuse’: ‘60 Minutes Australia’ Clip Of Parents Raising Gender-Neutral ‘Theybies’ Causes Uproar On Twitter

 60 Minutes Australia” posted a teaser for a Sunday segment about parents raising “theybies,” and it’s garnering a big reaction online.

The program’s official Twitter account restricted commenting on the post, which they shared Wednesday, but plenty of outraged people were retweeting the clip and providing their reactions anyway. 

The video caption says, “Meet the ‘theybies’. Not baby boys, not baby girls. SUNDAY on #60Mins, the new parenting trend letting young children choose their own gender.” In the accompanying clip, multiple parents can be heard defending their decision to ignore their baby’s sex and raise them with “they/them” pronouns, which the show dubbed “gender creative parenting.”

One parent said in the clip, “We didn’t assign a gender at birth. … We’re not trying to eliminate gender, we’re just really helping kids find their own path to it.”

“I’m letting this little person be who they want to be,” another interviewee from the preview said.

Twitter users reacted strongly to the tweet, which as of Thursday morning had more than 7.1 million views.

“Meet the parents who think their ‘theybies’ are gender-neutral playthings, to abuse & confuse, no doubt leaving them mentally ill for life. Obviously, the replies have been switched off …,” U.K.-based journalist Martin Daubney wrote

“This is what a cult looks like,” another person observed.

“Munchausen syndrome by proxy is a mental illness and a form of child abuse,” a third commenter noted. “The caretaker of a child, either makes up fake symptoms or causes real symptoms to make it look like the child is sick.”

“This is a form of child abuse,” Lila Rose wrote. “Parents relentlessly denying basic reality to a young, impressionable child, which can lead to extreme lifelong confusion and social trauma.”

Raising gender-neutral babies, dubbed “theybies,” has been a parenting “trend” since 2018, as The Daily Wire previously reported. These parents often can’t maintain the gender-free existence they’re pursuing once the child begins attending school or interacting with people in other social settings.

“Once your child meets the outer world, which may be day care, or preschool, or grandparents — it’s pretty much impossible to maintain a gender-free state,” a professor told NBC of the trend. “And depending on how conventional your community is, you could be setting your child up for bullying or exclusion.”

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