I would raise my son both ways. Here are the reasons why this needs to be brought forward in todays society. Their playtime would be more creative and allow for them to play with dolls and cars. The childs dressing also would be both in girls and boys clothes. To limit a childs gender explorations to one side only, is not a good thing. They need to expereince both sides to get a much better understanding of the world around them. Boys in general want to have both forms of play and dressing in their lives. It helps to bring balance and less stress to them. The thing is that the parents need to let their son explore this. This is the way forward in our modern society. We cannot allow boys to stay in the gender boxes of the past. This may be a hard pill to swallow, but I do feel that giving boys equal time to explore will teach him life long skills in the modern world. A bit of masculinity and femininity in a boy is the greatest thing we can do for him. His view of his world will not be so biased either. We need to ge out of this mindset of boys can't do this but girls can. That is biased. You are limiting him to what he can and cannot do. So all in all, boys would feel better about themselves if they were allowed to be raised both ways. It is needed.