About ten years ago, gender reveal parties first appeared. Pregnant couples started inviting friends and family to events where they would reveal the sex of their unborn child before posting or tweeting the news to the world as ultrasounds became routine for expectant parents and social media encouraged individuals to advertise every aspect of their life. The celebrations at first were modest affairs. Couples would merely state the gender of the infant. People became increasingly inventive over time. Nowadays, parents frequently disclose the gender of their child by cutting into a cake that has been correctly colored on the inside, opening a box packed with pink or blue helium balloons, or both.
But revelations might be of any kind. One expecting couple let visitors open "powder bombs" that exploded pink or blue powder into the air, while another had them bust open confetti-filled piatas to reveal the gender of their unborn child. Parents occasionally desire a surprise as well as their party visitors. A baker or other party expert prepares the surprise for them and their guests after having their medical practitioner seal the ultrasound results in an envelope and deliver it to them.
What's Wrong With It?
What's wrong with these seemingly innocent celebrations? The focus on the child's gender rather than its sex, according to experts, is the problem. Only a child's sex can be determined by a doctor or an ultrasound, not the child's gender. In order for children to choose their own gender after birth. Contrarily, sexuality is simply defined as a baby having a penis or a vagina. Even identifying a sex can be tricky since some kids are born "intersex," meaning they have abnormal reproductive or sexual anatomy. However, even renaming these events as sex reveal parties wouldn't always address the issue.
Due to the celebrations' strong stereotypical undertones, as evidenced by the usage of the colors pink and blue and the cake inscriptions "touchdowns or tutus." Even if you have a male-identifying child who was born with a penis, he might like pink jeans, the ballet, and dislike sports. Your straight, vaginally endowed daughter might become a police officer who avoids wearing flowery, feminine clothing and who prefers to watch football on the weekends. Gender reveal events make it quite evident that all that matters is what's between your legs, according to Bridget. "And we are aware that is untrue." So, if you're considering such a gathering, concentrate on honoring the impending birth of a person. No preconceptions or preconceived ideas are permitted.