I got into a heated discussion with two of my Christian friends about the proper way to raise a boy. I explain to them that if my future son were to ask me for a doll, I would gladly buy it for him. 

They immediately told me I would ruin his life and by allowing him to play with dolls how would he know that he was a boy and act like a boy?

I try to prove my point by asking who says it isn't right but they would not listen and told me I was "closed-minded" and my son was going to end up wanting to be a girl and wear dresses.

My question to you all is do you believe in teaching gender roles on to your children or will you let them become whoever they desire? 

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I edited out the line which was irrelevant to my example. Had I used a scent example, I would have edited out the flavor line.

I posed the question "is this always the case?" and gave an example to clarify. That is not a straw man. If you were not claiming taste is always due to conditioning, your response probably should have immediately been "no, not always." It wasn't until you used the phrase "your argument" and "mine" that I assumed we must be on different pages.

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