I love this. I know there will be controversy, but my childhood would have been easier this way. It sounds like the siblings of this child might have some issues, but my first inclination is to consider that this part of the parenting is not the cause. That being said, I know nothing about children, so I'll shut up now.
It's not about what you can grow up to be. It is about how you identify as a child. When I was very young, I was forced to wear dresses and I was cast into the role of being a traditional girl, which I am not. It made me awkward and uncomfortable. I even had to see a therapist because I wouldn't talk until I was past school age. Was it due to gender confusion? Absolutely. I am an adjusted, quite socialiable dyke today, but it took some time. The fact that I was funneled into traditional gender roles was damaging to me.
I agree with WF Sophia. Jazz can choose what he wants to wear. I wish I had been given that choice when I was young, and not ridiculed when I wanted to wear what I wanted to wear.
I think these daily show clips kind of puts the responses on the site to this story in context:
that nail-painting clip is disturbing GOLD. i'm so glad you shared that.
From one perspective it is difficult, on the other, I would dismiss the intersex factor.
From the first, I heard from some intersexed people that they would have been happier being able to choose freely instead of being assigned a gender.
From the latter, I think that people in general should be treated the same respect of their own volition, intersexed or not, when it comes to gender.