We must not forget that one of the most important aspects of being human is that we are made for others, and we cannot live in isolation.
Nothing says 'cool kid' like having the alphabet printed all over your school pants. But still, they are gender free, so there is that.
A number of very good young men stepped up without a thought for their own well-being to protect and usher others to safety during the shooting at Thousand Oaks, California.
Choosing to have babies without a husband is not empowering in any degree. Not for the mother. Not for the child. Not for the community or the nation.
A recent Washington Post column tells of an almost-three-year-old Naya, whose parents have taken the wonderfully enlightened approach of letting the child decide her own sex.