However, regardless of any unfair edge, these practices invariably beg the question as to what really is the driving force behind nurturing any genderless environment; gender equality (choice) or gender neutrality (denial).
In this day and age of workplace enforced gender equality, political correctness, and affirmative action, in conjunction with the nascent notion that
men and women’s brains are different by design but are equal in overall performance, gender equality by definition (acceptance of the male or female) would ideally play a positive role in the choice and offerings of employment. Equality, in this sense, then leaves the door open for each gender to choose how they wish to proceed in relationships, parenthood and the domestic parts of life, regardless of gender roles.
Gender neutrality, on the other hand, tends to lead to resistance and the reestablishment of the reviled gender norm as Newsweek’s Jesse Ellison’s experience with parental imposed androgyny illustrates, "But my parents' little project in gender neutrality (namely, me) was, from the get-go, a total failure. As soon as I could speak, I demanded they replace my overalls with a long, pink, lacy dress. Far from gender-neutral, I was emphatically, defiantly a 'girl.'"
Furthermore, one might ask if it is it really necessary or healthy to set people up to feel psychologically dysmorphic (congenitally defective) to our physical appearance in terms of our gender, and to do so in the name of abolishing socially engineered gender roles and dominating political institutions.
After all, as humans, it is completely reasonable to expect that if everything has gone as nature planned, and we are not transgendered and thus have a bona fide need or want to assign our own gender, we have been genetically coded to be dimorphic (male and female) and hence, distinguishable one from the other, regardless of sexual orientation.
Ellison notes, "We all thought that the differences had to do with how you were brought up in a sexist culture, and if you gave children the same chances, it would equalize," my mom says. "It took a while to think, 'Maybe (sic) men and women really are different from each other, and they're both equally valuable.'"
Essentially, while physical gender came first; established gender roles have always been the product of human innovation. Yet human innovation, just like the human brain, yields to plasticity. This plasticity leaves lots of room to bring into play gender oriented balance and harmony.