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Once upon a time, a baby named X was born. No one could tell whether it was a boy or girl. It’s parents could tell of course, but they couldn’t tell anyone else. It was all part of a scientific Xperiement. PROJECT BABY X The smartest scientists set up the experiment at a cost of Xactly $23B and 72 cents. This might seem like a lot for one baby, but when you remember the cost of… …strained carrots… …stuffed bunnies… …popcorn for the movies… …booster shots for camp… …28 quarters for the tooth fairy… You begin to see how it all adds up. Besides the scientists had to be paid to write the Official Instruction Manual in secret code for Baby X’s parents, The Joneses On the day The Joneses brought “X” home… Lots of friends and relatives came over to see None of them knew about the experiment So they asked what kind of baby “X” was. When the Joneses replied, “IT’S AN X” None of the relatives knew what to say. They couldn’t say, “Look at HER dimples.” They couldn’t say, “Look at HIS biceps.” They felt embarrassed with an X in the family. “People will think something’s wrong with it.” “There is something wrong with it.” The Official Instruction Manual warned the parents this would happen so they didn’t fret. Besides there were other problems too… Toys, for instance, and clothes. On his first shopping, Mr. Jones told the Clerk “I need some clothes/toys for my new baby.” The clerk smiled, “Is it a boy or a girl?” “IT’S AN X,” Mr Jones said smiling back. But the clerk got red in the face and said: “Well then I’m afraid I can’t help you, sir!” That night the Joneses consulted page 2326 of the Official Instruction Manual. It said: BUY PLENTY OF EVERYTHING. So they bought blue pajamas in the boys department… …and flowered underware in the girls department. And all kinds of toys. The head scientists of Project Baby X reminded The Jonses: “Never make Baby X feel embarrassed or ashamed about what it wants to play with.” “If X gets dirty climbing rocks, never say, ‘Nice little X’s don’t get dirty climbing rocks.'” “If X falls down and cries, never say, “Brave little X’s don’t cry.'” “Because of course nice little X’s get dirty and brave little X’s cry.” “Don’t worry, it’s all part of the Xperiment.” But then it was time for X to start school… The Joneses were worried because school was full of rules for boys and rules for girls… …and there were no rules for Xs. The Joneses spent weeks consulting the Manual Until finally…X was ready! The Joneses helped X button on a new pair of red and white checkered overalls. X brushed it’s teeth and combed it’s hair… And remembered to put a napkin in its lunchbox. They asked if class could line up alphabetically… …instead of forming separate lines for boys and girls. And asked if X could use Principal’s bathroom because it was just marked ‘bathroom.”‘ X’s teacher problem to take help, but no one could help with the biggest problem of all… Other children. You couldn’t tell what X was by it’s clothes. You couldn’t tell whether X had a girl’s short haircut or boy’s long haircut. And it was very hard to tell by the games X liked to play. Some of the children tried to find out by asking tricky questions, like… “Who’s your favorite sports star?” X had two favorite sport stars. A girl jockey and a boy archery champion. “What’s your favorite TV program?” X’s favorite TV show was Lassie which stars a girl dog played by a boy dog. After school, X wanted to play with the other children. “How about shooting some baskets in the gym?” X asked the girls. But they made faces and giggled behind X. “Boy is SHE weird” whispered Jim to Joe. “How about weaving some baskets in the craft room?” X asked the boys. But they made faces and giggled too. “Boy is HE weird,” whispered Susie to Peggy. That night the Joneses asked X about school. X tried to smile, but had tears in its eyes. Once more they reached for the Manual. Under “Other Childred” they found: What did you Xpect. Other children have to obey the silly boy/girl rules. Lucky X, you don’t have to stick to the rules at all. All you have to do is be yourself. P.S. We’re not saying it will be easy. The next morning, little X went back to school with a brave smile and clean pair of overalls. There was a spelling bee in class that day. And a boys relay race in the gym. And a cake baking contest in the girls kitchen. X won the spelling bee! X also won the relay race!! And X…almost won the baking contest. Xcept it forgot to light oven. Nobody’s perfect. One of the other children noticed something: “X don’t care about winning or losing…” “X thinks it’s fun playing girls and boys stuff.” “Maybe X is having TWICE as much fun as we are.” Then some really funny things began happening… Suddenly Susie refused to wear pink dresses. She insisted on red and white checked overalls. Just like X. Overalls were better for climbing the monkey bars. Then Jim started wheeling his sister’s doll carriage around the football field. He told his family X did the same thing so it must be okay. But the worst came when twins Joe and Peggy began sharing everything! There parents weren’t one bit pleased with Peggy’s wonderful biology experiments. Or Joe’s terrific needle point pillows. They didn’t care Peggy mowed the lawn better And Joe vacuumed the carpet better. They were furious! “It’s all that little X’s fault!” “Just because X doesn’t know what it is” “or what it’s supposed to be” “It wants to get everybody else mixed up too!” The parents called an emergency meeting to discuss “The X Problem.” The Parents Association said X must take an Xamination. Experts must examine it physically & mentally. If X’s test showed it was a boy, it would have to start obeying all the boy’s rules. If X’s test showed it was a girl, it would have to start obeying all the girl’s rules. “And if X turned out to be a mixed up misfit, X would be expelled from school immediately!” The school would have to decide about X. On the night before the examination The Joneses tried not to let X see how worried they were. X just smiled and hugged them hard. At Xactly 9 o’ clock the next day X reported to the school health office. The Principal… …The Parents Committee… …X’s teachers… …X’s classmates… …and the Joneses waited in the hall outside. Inside the Xperts had set up their machine: The SuperPsychioMedioSocioCultural Meter. It was quiet in the hall. Almost spooky. Once in a while they’d hear a strange noise. “Poor X,” The Jonses thought. “Serves X right,” parents committee thought. “I wouldn’t want to be in X’s overalls right now,” the children thought. At last…the door opened. Everyone crowded to hear the results. X was smilling… …but the Xperts were crying! “What happened?” Everyone began shouting. “Had X done something disgraceful?” “I wouldn’t be a bit surprised.” “Did X flunk the whole test?” “Or just the important part?” “Oh dear,” sighed the parents. “Shhhh!” Shushed the Principal. “The Xperts are trying to speak!” Wiping his eyes and clearing his throat, the Xpert began: “In our opinion, young X here…” “Yes?” “YES???” “Shhh!” “Young Shhh here. I mean, young X here…” “…is just about… “Just about what? Let’s have it!” “…just about the LEAST mixed up child we’ve ever examined!” “Yay for X,” shouted the children. The others began yelling and jumping. The Parents Committee was bewildered… “How could X have passed the Xamaination?” “Didn’t X have an identity problem?” “Wasn’t X mixed up at all???” “Wasn’t X any kind of a misfit???” “And why was the team of Xperts crying?” “Don’t you see?” “We’re crying because it’s wonderful!” “X has absolutely no identity problem!” “X isn’t a bit mixed up!” “As for being a misfit? Ridiculous.” “X knows perfectly well what it is. Don’t you?” The Xperts winked. X winked back. “But what is X? We still want to know!” “Well don’t worry. You’ll all know one day and you won’t need us to tell you.” “What do they mean?” “They mean by the time it matters which sex X is…” “…it won’t be a secret anymore.” Needless to say the Joneses were very happy The Project Baby X scientists were happy too So were Susie, Jim, Peggy Joe and all the children. The Parents Association wasn’t but promised to accept the report and not make trouble. Later that day, all X’s friends put on their red and white checkered overalls to go see X. They found X playing with a tiny baby. “How do you like our new baby?” X asked “It’s got cute dimples,” said Jim. “It’s got husky biceps too,” said Susie. “What kind of baby is it?” asked the twins. X frowned at them, “Can’t you tell?” Then X broke into a big, mischievous grin. “IT’S A Y!”

100 thoughts on “BABY X | Animated Short Film

  1. It doesn’t want to be a boy, or a girl. It is male or female, but it doesn’t care about the gender labelling, because you don’t need a vagina to wear a crop top, and neither do you need a penis to play most sports.

  2. X is female, but they doesn’t care. The only thing that separates them from males is the Y chromosome. That’s as far as it goes. That chromosome won’t stop them from being whoever they want to be.

  3. Awe this little animation was so sweet, I felt this on another level and I would like for everyone to know that if you ever need someone to talk to I am here for you <3

  4. The whole point of this story isn't any type of propaganda. All it's saying is that parents shouldn't force kids into roles based on weather they're a boy or a girl. Just letting the kids do what they want to do. And if they're non binary, that's ok too

  5. You don't need to create an "x baby" to describe what trans and intersex people go through everyday. It's not a what if situation but facts of binary's violence on everyone but specifically those of don't fit in!
    The examination is nothing but physical assault (pretty pissed X's parents accepted to let their kid be "examined" without its/their consent).

    PS : One last thing there is an official neutral pronoun in English use it (they/them/their)

  6. Okay my theory is its X and Y chromosomes like boys have X and Y and girls have YY their chromosomes I believe I don't know

  7. At least it’s pronouns is “it” instead of “they/them” like every other annoying confused teens. And they should add a rule saying “Never have Baby X have social media”.

  8. This is the most stupid video I have ever watched.

    To raise a child with no gender roles is a great idea but to also raise that child as not recognising it’s own sex nor letting it identify as a boy or girl is unhealthy.

    The child may have been non-binary however it is more likely that it was raised to make itself believe that.

    It is important for children to know what their sex means to them and then to know their own gender instead of being raised as some experiment.

    For young trans people this means that they would become aware of the need to transition instead of having to live with dysphoria.

    If I was raised as a boy with no knowledge that my genitals weren’t the ones meant for a boy then I would still be struggling with my dysphoria.

  9. I a voiced watching this for so long- it’s been in my suggested for almost a year, the. Finally I watched it- and I don’t regret watching it

  10. There is a problem I have when I see these things. I can understand the other side’s idea of wanting them people to be able to be “non-binary” but bruh it isn’t real. It is being mental messed up. It’s like trying to say that mental disorders are just different people vs people that are just diffenrent (due to a problem). There is good different, bad different, and neutral different. Good different is like an especially generous and kind person. Neutral different is a person who prefers pineapples instead of oranges. Bad different is when that person has mental problems and people are saying that people calling it a mental problem should be put to jail. If someone has autism, they are taken care of and helped by special teachers to be able to work as efficiently as possible so they can work as fast as their peers. They aren’t told “your autism is something great and we aren’t going to do anything about it since it’s perfectly 100% normal and you have a regular human brain”. No. That isn’t how it works. No mater how much love people want to have and make an “equal social-system”, there are limits. Please stop this my fellow humans. Please. Help these people get help. Or else man and woman will someday just not even exist.

  11. I've seen this floating around my recommended for a while, and brushed it off, thinking it was another comment on how gender roles are imposed on kids by showing the protagonist being forced into one or the other…

    But I was pleasantly surprised.

    I wasn't expecting it to show how ridiculous of an idea gender roles are, by having a character who was no gender at all, just an "X". I'm not fully satisfied with X being called an "it", but that's nit-picking.

    I really, really like this. Good job.

  12. The pronouns are not he/him, she/her, or it.
    The pronouns are they/them because X’s and non-binary people are people too.

  13. Parents: our child’s an X

    Literally everyone: “What’s inside its pants” 🕺 “They identify as an attack helicopter” 💃 “It’s called intersex” 🤷‍♂️ “X isn’t a gender” 🙆‍♀️

  14. as a trans guy, do not raise your children "genderless". raise your son/daughter without gender roles, let them wear what they want and enjoy whatever hobbies/toys they want, thats all amazing and good parenting. raise them to know that if they do end up being trans/nb (or gay, lesbian, bi) that it's okay and you'll still love and support them. but do NOT raise your child fucking genderless. it will make everything all that much more confusing. 1% of the world's population is trans. we can figure it out on our own. love and support is amazing and we appreciate everyone who gives it to us, but this is not love and support. its forcing unnecessary confusion onto your child. don't force your kid to be trans.

  15. I love this (I’m a girl but I’m not that girly) it shows that you not need t9 follow and stupid stereotypes and just to be who you are❤️😊

  16. I went for a long time believing that gender should only be limited to “Male” or “female”.
    But then I started to ask myself, why?
    Why are there rules about this?
    Because without rules wars can break out
    And what WAR in the modern would ever be started because someone wants to be themself?

    Omg I can’t believe I was so blind

  17. I disagree with raising your child 'genderless' but I do agree with raising your child without gender rules.
    If your child is born male, call him a he and let him grow up with whatever clothes/toys/colours he wants
    If your child is born a female, call her a she and let her grow up with whatever clothes/toys/colours she wants.
    I don't agree with calling your child they/them at birth because it can confuse them in the future.

  18. Wait..

    Does that mean X is male..

    And Y is female?

    I think im taking logic to far lets just say they’re intersex TwT

  19. This is story on how hard it is to raise a non-binary. But kids don't come with instructions to help parents. The parents are on their own. But, i have a question. How did X go to the bathroom? With no one genatailea?

  20. It’s not very relative, but something I noticed is that X didn’t win all the competitions which shows, just like they say, nobody’s perfect.
    I really like this detail because usually the main character wins all the competitions and become the best, but X is just a normal student who had luck.
    I love this animation, amazing job!💕

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