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Why raise a child gender neutral?

A couple has decided not to reveal the sex of their child.

Parents Jake and Hobbit have taken the unusual decision to keep the sex of their baby secret. They say "gender bias is unconscious" and that this is the only way to mitigate against it, not even telling the child’s grandmother their sex until they were 11 months old.

When Beth Mcleod covered their story for the BBC’s Inside Out West programme the couple received a huge backlash. We look into why they decided to go public, and what it is about both gender and parenting that provokes such a strong reaction.

Presenter: Tina Daheley
Producer: Duncan Barber
Mixed by Nicolas Raufast
Editor: John Shields

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