The problem with ‘gender’ reveal parties is they are not revealing gender I cringe every time I see a gender reveal party. There is so much that is wrong with it, but perhaps the worst part is when someone is disappointed with the reveal outcome. Resulting in one or more parents (and other people in the baby’s life, i.e. relatives and siblings) disappointed with who that child is before they are even born.
But who is the child anyway if they are revealed as ‘male’ or ‘female’? What does that mean?
Why are stereotypes about males and females so problematic?