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(WCVB Boston)   Woman who came up with the gender-reveal party idea says enough already   (wcvb.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Gender, Gender role, Gender studies, Transgender, Gender identity, blogger Jenna Karvunidis, massive wildfire, Wildfire  
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2020-09-08 8:43:26 AM  
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2020-09-08 9:32:36 AM  
Why does she hate explosives and gunfire? Not much of a patriot.
 
2020-09-08 9:33:54 AM  
One such study, published in 2017 by Carly Gieseler in the Journal of Gender Studies, characterized the harms of the gender reveal party like this: "It allows adults to recuperate what they have learned from their own gendered constructions, reinscribing expectations and assumptions onto the unwritten body of the unborn and propelling these ideals into the digital, social, public world."

I think it's more about if the doctor saw a dick or not in the ultrasound.
 
2020-09-08 9:35:05 AM  
If I've ever had a need for a smoke machine, it's when I'm milking attention and gifts for another ridiculous pregnancy party.

Because a "baby shower" isn't enough.
 
2020-09-08 9:35:45 AM  
I can't possibly be the only person who thinks that gender reveal parties for infants are creepy. I mean, an infant has no concept of gender at all, so all we're really saying is:

Behold! My offspring's genitals!
 
2020-09-08 9:39:38 AM  

TexasDavid: I can't possibly be the only person who thinks that gender reveal parties for infants are creepy. I mean, an infant has no concept of gender at all, so all we're really saying is:

Behold! My offspring's genitals!


Attention whoring.  Don't forget about attention whoring.
 
2020-09-08 9:40:04 AM  
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Oh the sexuality!
 
2020-09-08 9:40:48 AM  
It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!
 
2020-09-08 9:41:38 AM  

joonyer: If I've ever had a need for a smoke machine, it's when I'm milking attention and gifts for another ridiculous pregnancy party.

Because a "baby shower" isn't enough.


if I ever need a smoke machine, I have plenty of pothead friends.
 
2020-09-08 9:47:49 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: One such study, published in 2017 by Carly Gieseler in the Journal of Gender Studies, characterized the harms of the gender reveal party like this: "It allows adults to recuperate what they have learned from their own gendered constructions, reinscribing expectations and assumptions onto the unwritten body of the unborn and propelling these ideals into the digital, social, public world."

I think it's more about if the doctor saw a dick or not in the ultrasound.


Exactly.  It's a sex reveal party.  If you're too prudish to say "sex" you probably shouldn't be having kids.
 
2020-09-08 9:47:55 AM  
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2020-09-08 9:49:39 AM  

SurelyShirley: It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!


Well, considering she did a thing of cutting open a cake to show a color and now people are crashing planes and causing million dollar brush fires... I think she has room to criticize.
 
2020-09-08 9:51:44 AM  

SurelyShirley: It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!


^This!

Why should anyone else get attention but meeeeeeeeee
 
2020-09-08 9:56:34 AM  
Let me guess.  Is she also an 'influencer' mommy blogger?
 
2020-09-08 9:58:26 AM  

Dack48: SurelyShirley: It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!

^This!

Why should anyone else get attention but meeeeeeeeee


The article is about a 7000 acre forest fire.

/Cis people shouldn't have gender reveal parties. I am officially declaring gender reveal parties gay: from now on holding a gender reveal party is the kind of thing where your conservative neighbors start looking at you funny and your overly religious family stop talking to you.
 
2020-09-08 10:01:11 AM  

joonyer: If I've ever had a need for a smoke machine, it's when I'm milking attention and gifts for another ridiculous pregnancy party.

Because a "baby shower" isn't enough.


Apparently, sending a card saying "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" is just not enough for procreating morons.
 
2020-09-08 10:03:36 AM  

PaulRB: Apparently, sending a card saying "It's a Boy!" or "It's a Girl!" is just not enough for procreating morons.


Of course not. You wouldn't get many Facebook likes, Twitter followers, or TikTok views if you did something pedestrian and mundane.
 
2020-09-08 10:04:05 AM  
Not everyone should be allowed to have kids.
 
2020-09-08 10:08:48 AM  

Mister Buttons: joonyer: If I've ever had a need for a smoke machine, it's when I'm milking attention and gifts for another ridiculous pregnancy party.

Because a "baby shower" isn't enough.

if I ever need a smoke machine, I have plenty of pothead friends.


I heard somewhere weed smoke lowers sperm count, so that helps too.
 
2020-09-08 10:14:07 AM  
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IT'S A GIRL!!!
 
2020-09-08 10:16:19 AM  
I was just going to put food coloring in the food so when they made a boomer they would know the sex.
 
2020-09-08 10:19:33 AM  
Gender reveal parties are fine but they SHOULDN'T INVOLVE FIRE. Have a cake with the inside being blue or something or a bunch of balloons and you pop them to find out.
 
2020-09-08 10:25:15 AM  

Anenu: Gender reveal parties are fine but they SHOULDN'T INVOLVE FIRE. Have a cake with the inside being blue or something or a bunch of balloons and you pop them to find out.


Technically setting off 80 pounds of Tannerite isn't a "fire".
 
2020-09-08 10:31:37 AM  
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2020-09-08 10:33:08 AM  
"....No one cares but you..."
---interesting opinion to have coming a woman who maintains an online blog.
 
2020-09-08 10:35:30 AM  

LaBlueSkuld: SurelyShirley: It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!

Well, considering she did a thing of cutting open a cake to show a color and now people are crashing planes and causing million dollar brush fires... I think she has room to criticize.


Don't you get it? Anyone who does anything for attention is literally as bad as the people starting wildfires!
 
2020-09-08 10:46:38 AM  
I have enjoyed the videos of idiots shooting explosive powder tube things into their groin or partners face.
 
2020-09-08 10:48:57 AM  

Anenu: Gender reveal parties are fine but they SHOULDN'T INVOLVE FIRE. Have a cake with the inside being blue or something or a bunch of balloons and you pop them to find out.


Unless it is the first girl or boy being born after a couple of generations of the opposite gender only*, any kind of gender reveal is attention whoring.

*Yes, this occasionally happens. My next door neighbor is pregnant with her third child. They have 2 girls, she is one of 3 girls, and her Mom is one of 2 girls. The baby's father is the only male in his family and his mom is one of 2 girls. If it turns out she is having a boy, they plan to have family over for a celebratory cake.
 
2020-09-08 11:17:49 AM  

catmandu: *Yes, this occasionally happens. My next door neighbor is pregnant with her third child. They have 2 girls, she is one of 3 girls, and her Mom is one of 2 girls. The baby's father is the only male in his family and his mom is one of 2 girls. If it turns out she is having a boy, they plan to have family over for a celebratory cake.


I have read that X-sperm have greater longevity than Y-sperm due to pH of environment.  If you don't time conception with ovulation, having more girls may be a result of depositing semen with a longer distance to travel.  IE, more girls, shorter wangdoodle.
 
2020-09-08 11:21:12 AM  
Danger aside, there's also overwhelming criticism of the parties as a system that upholds the gender binary

Oh fark off.
 
2020-09-08 11:31:02 AM  

abhorrent1: Danger aside, there's also overwhelming criticism of the parties as a system that upholds the gender binary

Oh fark off.


Conservatives: this shiat

Also conservatives: "why is the suicide rate so much higher in men? What a mystery!?"
 
2020-09-08 11:47:25 AM  

Voiceofreason01: Dack48: SurelyShirley: It's only cool, as long as I get to do do it. You people need to stop!

^This!

Why should anyone else get attention but meeeeeeeeee

The article is about a 7000 acre forest fire.

/Cis people shouldn't have gender reveal parties. I am officially declaring gender reveal parties gay: from now on holding a gender reveal party is the kind of thing where your conservative neighbors start looking at you funny and your overly religious family stop talking to you.


Henceforth, I think that trans people should have "Gender Repeal parties" where they gather together with those in their lives who responded to their coming out with love and support and ceremonially repeal their incorrectly assigned gender.
 
2020-09-08 12:03:19 PM  
How else are we supposed to start enforcing gender norms before the kid is even born, Subby?
 
2020-09-08 1:05:14 PM  

Anenu: Gender reveal parties are fine but they SHOULDN'T INVOLVE FIRE. Have a cake with the inside being blue or something or a bunch of balloons and you pop them to find out.


This is MURICA, and in MURICA, we shoot things, blow them up and light them on fire...not necessarily in that order. That's all we know how to do, not any of that gay shiat like baking cakes or poppin' balloons. Poppin' asses and shaking those birthday cakes, sure...and some tits might pop out, but that comes later, after the kid turns 11 or so.
 
2020-09-08 1:07:40 PM  
We had a gender reveal party for our goldfish but we just guessed, really.

One of the dogs ate it so the wake is next week if you guys are free.
 
2020-09-08 1:12:24 PM  
This isn't the first time - April of 2017, The explosion from the reveal ignited the 47,000-acre Sawmill Fire.
 
2020-09-08 1:41:36 PM  
>This is MURICA, and in MURICA, we shoot things, blow them up and light them on fire.

I live in a city that bans fireworks by ordinance. This is by choice. I find fireworks annoying as hell, and they absolutely shred my dog's nerves. She's so terrified there are days it's a real struggle to get her to go outside to do the needful.

The majority of my neighbors don't give a solitary shiat about he law, which is never enforced. They do what they want, setting off fireworks for about a month on either side of the 4th. On the 4th and they day after, the air quality in my neighborhood and throughout the city is destroyed. The local government has to put out warnings for people with compromised respiratory systems. There are lots and lots of panicked domestic animals running loose and people running around looking for them. The wildlife has likewise fled in a panic, some species disappearing for months.

Every single municipality surrounding ours allows fireworks. Yet the fireworks aficionados can't trouble themselves go to travel a few miles away where fireworks are permitted. Nosiree. Our useless cops won't do shiat because...well, they're useless cops.

Anyway, if you're one of these turds who shoots off fireworks where they're banned, FARK YOU, and I genuinely hope you blow off your goddam hand or lose an eye or some such shiat, you inconsiderate dickhole.
 
2020-09-08 2:51:27 PM  

Dreamless: How else are we supposed to start enforcing gender norms before the kid is even born, Subby?


Farking THAT.

Nobody should be worried about what organs a kid has until they're old enough to start considering uses for them beyond micturition.
 
2020-09-08 4:00:56 PM  

TexasDavid: I can't possibly be the only person who thinks that gender reveal parties for infants are creepy. I mean, an infant has no concept of gender at all, so all we're really saying is:

Behold! My offspring's genitals!


Right?  I mean, 6 months before they're even a person is a bit early to be assigning roles.
 
2020-09-08 4:20:45 PM  

abhorrent1: Danger aside, there's also overwhelming criticism of the parties as a system that upholds the gender binary

Oh fark off.


Your inability to deal with concepts outside your narrow view of the universe is why your wife left you.
 
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