Why does it matter when a pregnant mother says “I don’t care what it is” and then she turns around fourteen or so years later and says “I gave birth to a boy, not a girl. Now go get ready for football practice.” Why is it harmful to reveal your child’s identity as an infant? Because then they have societal cast iron chains and handcuffs grabbing them and wrapping them up trapping them into a way of life, because of their parents. Girls have a harmful impact by the color pink and the way that it is forced upon them. When looking down the toy aisles one can see some arrangement of colors, then in the next aisle they can see pink and purple. That is it pink, now “obviously” this is the “girl” aisle, right? Wrong! This is described in the Photography of Kirsty Mackay in her series "My Favorite Color Was Yellow" This Series views girls doing things anybody would do at a young age. In the series there is flooding of the color pink in any and all of these photographs. She explains that she did this series to show how much girls have this constant influence on them and who they are. Boys do not have the same problem. Whereas girls internalise the color pink, boys don’t internalise the color blue. They don’t care about the effects and often grow out of the color, even though it is used all their life. Another way parents push genders onto their children is by naming them. Names that are assigned to a specific gender is always right in the eyes of society, but androgynous names are often frowned upon. Although they may be the best choice you can make for your child, well that and having a child. It is better to accept the child for who they are so when they grow up there is still a healthy relationship between parent and child.