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Inspired by: corporate press » Emergence of no-gender societies

version: 6 / updated: 2011-05-28
id: #1749 / version id: #1748
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Originally submitted by: Rafael Popper
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Source of inspiration

Corporate Press (e.g. AFP, BBC, CNN)

The source of the Weak Signal is

BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-13581835

Uploaded reports, images or pictures related to the Weak Signal

File name File type File size
Storm image 38803 open

Signal's headline

(max. 9 words)
Emergence of no-gender societies

Signal's description

(approx. 150 words)
Please describe the Weak Signal (approx. 150 words)
A Toronto couple are defending their decision to keep their infant's sex a secret in order to allow the child to develop his or her own gender identity.


sex, identity, gender, education, freedom, privacy


(max. 250 characters)
Emergence of new ways of promoting privacy, gender equality and identity freedom. New baby's sex kept secret by Canadian parents.

Signal's first apperance


Signal's potential evolution

It could lead to...
issue type of issue/development potential impact on society timeframe for the issue to become at least 50% probable
#1 Emergence of "no-gender" nurseries, schools and universities. new/emerging
mainly harmful

Under what assumption the Weak Signal might evolve.

Under the assumption that no-gender Canadian baby (Storm) becomes a real social storm or trend.


please specify
please select
Level 1: important for a particular country Canada
Level 2: important for a particular world region North America
Level 3: important for the European Union
Level 4: important for the whole world

Filters preventing the signal's monitoring

information/communicational filters (media/editorial interests, language, reasoning)
cultural/religious filters (values, traditions, faith, spiritual beliefs)
institutional filters (rules, laws, regulations)
affective filters (emotions, anxiety, self-doubt)
social filters (class, status, education level)

Comments on selection:

Strong media blockage if it becomes a trend.

Signal's relevance for European Grand Challenges

where? please justify:
particularly relevant Europe world
Ageing and other demographic tensions
Behavioural change
Education dynamics
Social pathologies & ethics
Social exclusion & poverty

Signal's relevance for thematic research areas

please justify:
particularly relevant
Social Sciences and Humanities