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    (Philosophizing about) Gender-Open Children
    Feminism and Philosophy Newsletter, American Philosophical Association. 2020.
    I’m at the playground with my baby, and a smiling adult inquires, “Is it a boy or a girl?” Scientific studies show that if I say X, they will see my baby as doing A, being A, feeling A—versus if I say Y.1 They’ll likely make different assumptions about whether my baby is able to climb up the playground structures and sit without support, and they’ll encourage my baby to engage in different activities.2 And of course, they’ll respond to them differently depending on whether they think the baby is…Read more